Michael Knox Beran is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author, most recently, of Pathology of the Elites: How the Arrogant Classes Plan to Run Your Life.

Pascal Bruckner is a French writer and philosopher. His article was translated by Alexis Cornel.

Theodore Dalrymple, a physician, is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Gerry Garibaldi was an executive and screenwriter in Hollywood before becoming an English teacher at an urban high school in Connecticut.

Nicole Gelinas, a City Journal contributing editor and the Searle Freedom Trust Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is a Chartered Financial Analyst and the author of After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street—and Washington.

Kay S. Hymowitz is a contributing editor of City Journal, the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of the forthcoming Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys.

Laura Jacobs is the dance critic for The New Criterion and a staff writer at Vanity Fair. Her second novel, The Bird Catcher, was recently published in paperback by Picador.

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 Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.

Judith Miller is a contributing editor of City Journal, an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and a FOX News contributor.

Troy Senik is a former presidential speechwriter, a senior fellow at the Center for Individual Freedom, and a contributor at Ricochet.com.

Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author of Economics Does Not Lie and many other books.

William H. Tobey is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was a deputy administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration from 2006 to 2009.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think. She writes a career blog for BNET.com and is a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors.

Ibn Warraq is a visiting fellow at the Center for Law and Counterterrorism, a project of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is the author of Virgins? What Virgins?

Jerry Weinberger is a professor of political science at Michigan State University, director of the LeFrak Forum at Michigan State, and an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute.


Michael Anton is a writer based in New York. Claire Berlinski, a City Journal contributing editor, is an American journalist who lives in Istanbul. Oliver Hart is a professor of economics at Harvard University. Douglas Holtz-Eakin is president of the American Action Forum and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office. Paul Howard is director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Medical Progress. Clark Whelton was a speechwriter for New York City mayors Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani. Luigi Zingales is a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a contributing editor of City Journal.


Alberto Mena is an artist and a graphic designer based in New York City. Arnold Roth is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in Punch, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications. Nicholas Evans-Cato holds an MFA from Brooklyn College and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he currently teaches. His work is held in public and private collections, including those of the Museum of the City of New York and the New-York Historical Society.


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