Judah Bellin researches higher-education policy at the Manhattan Institute and is associate editor of Minding the Campus.

Theodore Dalrymple is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author of many books, including Not with a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline.

Rupert Darwall is the author of The Age of Global Warming: A History, published by Quartet (2013).

Tory Gattis writes the Houston Strategies blog, which covers topics including transit, economy, quality of life, city identity, and development and land-use regulations.

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.

Edward L. Glaeser is a professor of economics at Harvard University, a City Journal contributing editor, and the author of Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier.

Joel Kotkin is a City Journal contributing editor and the R. C. Hobbs Fellow in Urban Studies at Chapman University.

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, and the author of The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society.

Myron Magnet, City Journal’s editor-at-large and its editor from 1994 through 2006, is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. His latest 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 tweets at @pawboy2.

Dennis Saffran is an appellate attorney and was recently the GOP candidate for the city council seat representing District 19, in Queens.

Harry Stein is a contributing editor of City Journal and the author of No Matter What . . . They’ll Call This Book Racist (out in paperback as Why We Won’t Talk Honestly About Race) and the comic novel Will Tripp, Pissed-Off Attorney-at-Law.

Jerry Weinberger is a University Distinguished Professor of political science at Michigan State University.

Adam White is a lawyer in Washington, D.C. He works on a variety of financial and energy regulation issues, including a constitutional challenge to parts of the Dodd-Frank Act.


Steven Greenhut is the California columnist for U-T San Diego. He is based in Sacramento. Judith Miller is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Fox News contributor, and a contributing editor of City Journal. Guy Sorman, a City Journal contributing editor and French public intellectual, is the author of many books, including Economics Does Not Lie. Laura Vanderkam is the author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think.


Alberto Mena is a graphic designer based in New York City. New York–based photographer Savannah Spirit has gained recognition for championing iphoneography as a means to reinvent the 200-year-old photographic medium. Her work has been published in The Nation, Huffington Post, and Hipstamatic’s Snap. The Heads of State is a design firm run by Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers. They have won awards from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print, Graphis, and the Society of Illustrators, and their clients include the band R.E.M. and the New York Times. Canadian cover artist Katherine Dolgy Ludwig works in Europe and America and has work in the permanent collections at the Pentagon, New York Mayor’s Office, National Arts Club, London Globe Theatre, Playboy, Chelsea Arts Club, and corporate and private collections in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, France, Australia, and England. She is the recipient of fellowships from freeDimensional, A.I.R. Gallery, The Brooklyn Rail, NYU Tisch, and Art in America, and has been critically acclaimed by jurors from the Metropolitan Museum and the London Royal Academy, recently winning Best Watercolor of 2014 at the National Arts Club. See work and read press at: www.katherinedolgyludwig.com.


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