Summer 2003
Michael Knox Beran
Compassionate conservatism works because it addresses people as individuals rather than as faceless units in a throng.

The War on Terror

Heather Mac Donald
By no means Orwellian, the Patriot Act provides the security that ensures liberty.
Sol Stern
It took me 30 years—and 9/11—to understand what it means to be a free democracy fighting Islamic terror.

Notes from the Culture

Kay S. Hymowitz
The Left’s media darling spins a world of falsehood.
John H. McWhorter
Violence, misogyny, and lawlessness are nothing to sing about.
Steven Malanga
Labor studies programs on campus aren’t scholarship but propaganda.
E. J. McMahon
Under Mayor Bloomberg, New York City’s fortunes are decidedly mixed.

Urbanities

Nicholas Antongiavanni

Soundings

Brian C. Anderson
The New York senator’s view that judicial selection should be raw power politics is wrong and destructive.
Steven Malanga
A recent poll contains some big surprises.
Steven Malanga
Los Angeles’s struggling businesses face crushing new taxes and regulations.
Brian C. Anderson
New York may be the first city in the nation to ban car alarms. It’s high time.
Kay S. Hymowitz
A horrific hazing incident at a middle-class high school raises disturbing questions about the values of some teens—and their parents.
Sol Stern
The New York Times’s racial mendacity hits yet another new low.
Steven Malanga
New York’s City Council is planning a flood of new laws that make no sense. Here are ten of the silliest.
Theodore Dalrymple
Elites now admit communism was bad—but fighting it prematurely was worse.

Departments

Oh, to be in England
Santa Fe Diarist
Ed Tinsley