David Black is a prize-winning novelist, journalist, screenwriter, television producer, and a scholar-in-residence at Kirkland House, Harvard.

William J. Bratton is a former New York City police commissioner, a post he held twice, 1994–96 and 2014–16. He has also served as Boston police commissioner and chief of police in Los Angeles.

James R. Copland is a senior fellow with and director of legal policy for the Manhattan Institute.

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

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

Connor Harris is a policy analyst at the Manhattan Institute.

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.

Jon Murad is a former assistant commissioner and uniformed officer of the New York City Police Department.

Mark Pulliam is a contributing editor at the Law and Liberty website and blogs at Misrule of Law. He writes from Austin, Texas.

Aaron M. Renn is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Paul Starobin is the author of Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War and After America: Narratives for the Next Global Age.

Harry Stein is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author of No Matter What . . . They’ll Call This Book Racist and the comic novel Will Tripp, Pissed-Off Attorney-at-Law.

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

Springs Toledo, a native of Boston, is the author of Murderers’ Row, In the Cheap Seats, and The Gods of War.

William Voegeli is a senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books, a visiting scholar at Claremont McKenna College’s Salvatori Center, and a contributor to the American Project at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy.


Seth Barron is associate editor of City Journal. Myron Magnet, City Journal’s editor-at-large and its editor from 1994 through 2006, is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. Fred Siegel is a City Journal contributing editor and the author of The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class. Adam J. White is the director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School.


Keith Henry Brown is a Brooklyn-based designer and illustrator who has created many jazz album covers, most notably for Grammy Award–winning bassist Christian McBride. Dolly Holmes is a painter and map designer in Petersburg, Virginia. Her map work can be seen at dolmarvadesign.com. Hiroko Masuike is a photographer and photo editor for the New York Times who won the “Best Published Picture Story” in 2017 from The Best of Photojournalism Contest. Alberto Mena is a graphic designer in New York. Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers, The Heads of State, have created award-winning posters, book covers, branding, and illustrations for a broad list of clients. They teach graphic design and illustration at the Tyler School of Art. 


City Journal is a publication of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI), a leading free-market think tank. Are you interested in supporting the magazine? As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donations in support of MI and City Journal are fully tax-deductible as provided by law (EIN #13-2912529).

Further Reading

Up Next