Ben Boychuk is an associate editor of City Journal and a columnist for the Sacramento Bee. He lives in Southern California.

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.

Ethan Epstein is an editorial assistant at The Weekly Standard. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal and Slate, among other publications.

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.

Allan Greenberg is an American architect, a former professor of architecture at Yale, and the author of Architecture of Democracy and George Washington, Architect.

Stefan Kanfer, a City Journal contributing editor, is the author, most recently, of the thriller The Eskimo Hunts in New York.

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and the John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. She is the author of The Burden of Bad Ideas and Are Cops Racist?: How the War Against the Police Harms Black Americans.

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.

James Panero is the managing editor of The New Criterion, where he writes about art every month. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. His Twitter handle is jamespanero.

Christian Schneider is a columnist with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor and French public intellectual, is the author of many books, including Economics Does Not Lie: A Defense of the Free Market in a Time of Crisis and The Empire of Lies: The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century. His article was translated by Alexis Cornel.

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

Adam White is a lawyer in Washington. He often writes on regulatory and constitutional issues.


Brandon Fuller is a research scholar and deputy director at the NYU Stern Urbanization Project. Benjamin A. Plotinsky is the managing editor of City Journal. Sean Rust is a Law and Public Policy Scholar at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Charles Sahm is the deputy director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for State and Local Leadership. Gabriel Schoenfeld is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Bert Stratton writes the blog Klezmer Guy: Real Music & Real Estate.


David Anderson is an architectural photographer and the author of On Wall Street: Architectural Photographs of Lower Manhattan 1980–2000. Jeff Koegel is an artist based in Los Angeles whose graphic work has been recognized by Graphis, Communication Arts, American Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. Alberto Mena is 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. Harvey Wang’s photography career has spanned more than 30 years and his film career more than 15. He has published five books of photography, and his work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the country, including the Smithsonian, the Museum of the City of New York, and the New-York Historical Society. Cover artist Ilya Shevel was born in 1957 in Leningrad, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and worked with a group of Russian nonconformist artists known as Arefiev’s Circle. He earned a degree at the State Art Institute of Estonia in Tallinn, where his concentration was painting. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 and is now a longtime resident of New York City. A former professor of painting and drawing at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, Shevel currently works as a scenic artist for the Metropolitan Opera. More of his work can be seen at


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