Theodore Dalrymple, a physician, is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His new book is Not with a Bang but a Whimper.

Nicole Gelinas, a City Journal contributing editor and the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Edward L. Glaeser is a professor of economics at Harvard University, a City Journal contributing editor, and a Manhattan Institute senior fellow. His article describes research jointly performed with Matthew Kahn of UCLA.

Howard Husock, a contributing editor of City Journal, is the Manhattan Institute’s vice president for policy research and the director of its Social Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Kay S. Hymowitz is a contributing editor of City Journal and the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her latest book is Marriage and Caste in America.

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and the John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her article is adapted from her William E. Simon Lecture on Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship, supported by the William E. Simon Foundation.

Myron Magnet is City Journal’s editor-at-large and was its editor from 1994 through 2006. He is the author of The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass and a recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is the author of The New New Left, a collection of his City Journal essays.

Benjamin A. Plotinsky is the managing editor of City Journal. His writing has also appeared in Commentary.

Max Schulz is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment.

Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. His article is adapted from his McNish Lecture for the Advancement of Western Civilization at the University of Calgary.

Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author of numerous books, including the forthcoming Economics Does Not Lie.

Laura Vanderkam, a New York City–based writer, is the author of Grindhopping: Build a Rewarding Career Without Paying Your Dues.

James Q. Wilson, formerly a professor at Harvard and at UCLA, now lectures at Pepperdine University. In 2003, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


André Glucksmann is a French philosopher. His article was translated from the French by Alexis Cornel. James Kirchick is an assistant editor of The New Republic. Bjørn Lomborg, an adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming. Dane Stangler is a senior analyst at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Marcus Winters is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.


Sean Delonas is the cartoonist for the New York Post and the coauthor, with his son, Ryan, of Scuttle’s Big Wish. Alberto Mena is the graphics and imaging director of BusinessWeek. Arnold Roth is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in Punch, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications. Harvey Wang is a photographer and filmmaker who has published five books of photography, including Harvey Wang’s New York. On the cover: an untitled depiction of Times Square by Jimmy Chen (acrylic on paper, 2007). Chen’s work is held in private collections internationally. He lives in San Francisco and is represented by the George Billis Gallery: Courtesy of the artist and the George Billis Gallery.


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