Alberto Alesina is a professor of political economics at Harvard University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Michael Anton is a native Californian who first read Radical Chic at age 19 in Berkeley and has been a Tom Wolfe fan ever since.

Michael Knox Beran, a contributing editor of City Journal, is the author of Forge of Empires 1861–1871: Three Revolutionary Statesmen and the World They Made and Pathology of the Elites, among other books.

Claire Berlinski, a City Journal contributing editor, is an American journalist who lives in Istanbul. She is the author of There Is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters.

Peter Cove is the founder of America Works, the first for-profit welfare-to-work company in America.

Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal, the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism.

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

Victor Davis Hanson is a contributing editor of City Journal and a senior fellow in classics and military history at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

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

Joel Kotkin is a City Journal contributing editor and the Distinguished Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University.

Myron Magnet, City Journal’s editor-at-large and its editor from 1994 through 2006, is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His next book is The Founders at Home.

Steven Malanga is the senior editor of City Journal and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. His latest book is Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.

Ian Penman is a journalist and the author of Vital Signs: Music, Movies, and Other Manias. He is working on a book-length study of Billie Holiday.

Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor and French public intellectual, is the author of Economics Does Not Lie: A Defense of the Free Market in a Time of Crisis.

Michael J. Totten is a contributing editor of City Journal. His new book, Where the West Ends: Stories from the Middle East, the Balkans, the Black Sea, and the Caucasus was published this summer.

Laura Vanderkam is the author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think.


Robert Blecker is a criminal-law professor at New York Law School; his crime-and-punishment memoir The Death of Punishment will be published by Palgrave Macmillan next year. Brandon Fuller is a research scholar at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project and the director of the nonprofit organization Charter Cities. Clark Whelton was a speechwriter for New York City mayors Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani.


Jean-Michel Berts, the author of The Light of New York and other books of photography, has been taking pictures of cities for ten years. The Heads of State is a design firm run by Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers. Alberto Mena is a graphic designer based in New York City. Arnold Roth is a cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many other publications. Cover artist Dean M. Larson is a resident of San Francisco with roots on the East Coast, where he has long been associated with the resurgence of the American Realist movement. His commissioned portraits and paintings can be found in churches, universities, museums, courthouses, and corporate collections. Larson has taught at the Academy of Art University since 2005. He maintains a studio near the historic Mission Dolores in San Francisco. Courtesy of the George Billis Gallery (


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