Colette Arredondo is an associate at Allan Greenberg Architect and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture.

Joanna Baron was recently a visiting legal scholar at Middle Temple, London. She is a writer in Toronto, where she practices criminal law.

Judah Bellin is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

Claire Berlinski, a City Journal contributing editor, is an American journalist who lives in Paris. City Journal thanks the Earhart Foundation for its generous support for this article.

Paul Beston is managing editor of City Journal.

Wendell Cox is the principal of Demographia, a public-policy consultancy.

Theodore Dalrymple is the Dietrich Weismann Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of Not with a Bang but a Whimper: The Politics and Culture of Decline.

Robert Doar is the Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and a former commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration.

Nicole Gelinas is a senior 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.

Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age.

Heather Mac Donald is a contributing editor of City Journal and the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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 the author of Shakedown: The Continuing Conspiracy Against the American Taxpayer.

Harvey Mansfield is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard.

Aaron M. Renn is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal.

Fred Siegel is a City Journal contributing editor, scholar-in-residence at Saint Francis College, and the author of The Revolt Against the Masses.


Seth Barron blogs about the New York City Council at City Council Watch. Milton Ezrati is senior economist and market strategist for Lord, Abbett & Co. and the author of Thirty Tomorrows: The Next Three Decades of Globalization, Demographics, and How We Will Live.


Simon Courchel is a Brooklyn-based photographer at the Invisible Dog Art Center. His work has also been presented at the Ground Floor Gallery and during the SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2015 in New York. The Heads of State, a design firm run by Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers, has won awards from Communication Arts, American Illustration, Print, Graphis, and the Society of Illustrators. Its clients include the band R.E.M. and the New York Times. Alberto Mena is a graphic designer based in New York. Natalie Nakamura is a communications associate at the Manhattan Institute. 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 New York–based photographer. His forthcoming book, From Darkroom to Daylight, explores the dramatic change from film to digital in photography and features portraits and interviews with important figures in the field. Cover artist Derek Buckner grew up in Brooklyn, studied at Vassar College and received a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and Chicago, as well as England, Italy, and Mexico, and has had ten solo exhibitions with the George Billis gallery in New York and Los Angeles. In 2012, Buckner’s work was exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Maryland. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections and has been reviewed in many publications, including The New Yorker, the New York Times, Art News, and the Wall Street Journal.


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