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Summer 2019

Seth Barron is associate editor of City Journal and project director of the NYC Initiative at the Manhattan Institute.

Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of many books, including Out into the Beautiful World and Grief and Other Stories.

Matt DeLisi is coordinator of criminal justice studies, professor in the Department of Sociology, and faculty affiliate of the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University.

Nicole Gelinas is a City Journal contributing editor, a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, and the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington.

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College and the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and other books.

Catesby Leigh writes about public art and architecture and lives in Washington, D.C.

Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal, the George M. Yeager Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.

Rafael A. Mangual is a fellow and deputy director of legal policy at the Manhattan Institute.

Jonathan Meer is a professor of economics at Texas A&M University, where he is also the Private Enterprise Research Center Professor and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Peter C. Myers is a professor of political science at University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and visiting scholar at the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Heritage Foundation.

Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Christopher F. Rufo is a contributing editor of City Journal and a documentary filmmaker.

Janice Meyerson Scheindlin has been for many years an opera singer on the international stage, where her credits include Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde with Leonard Bernstein and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Roger Scruton, a philosopher, is the author of many books, including Beauty.

Emily Esfahani Smith, a journalist in Washington, D.C., is the author of The Power of Meaning.

John Tierney is a contributing editor of City Journal and a contributing science columnist for the New York Times.

John Paul Wright is a professor at the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.


Oren Cass is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of The Once and Future Worker. Eric Kober is a retired New York City planner and currently visiting scholar at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. Lewis Lehe is an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Mark Lutter is the founder and executive director of the Center for Innovative Governance Research.


Garry Brown is a Scottish illustrator currently working in California whose work has appeared in numerous comic books. He is currently the regular interior artist for Brian Woods’s The Massive. Martín Elfman is a Spanish-Argentinian illustrator. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Advertising Age, and many international publications. Patti McConville has photographed the United States extensively, having crossed the country many times. Alberto Mena is a graphic designer in New York.

Summer 2019

On the cover: Idyllic Impasto (oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, 2019), by Judi Lynch, depicts a New York City street corner at the arrival of summer. Lynch eagerly awaits this time of year, when she enjoys gardening and painting outdoors both in her home state of Connecticut and abroad. She has an extensive portfolio in acrylics, colored pencil, oils, and pen-and-ink. For more than 40 years, she has been painting scenic countrysides, architecture, cityscapes, botanicals, and portraiture. She is a member of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists and a violinist at the Danbury Music Centre. Her educational background is in art, art history, and land-use law. For more information, please visit

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