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City Journal's 10 Blocks

City Journal's 10 Blocks, a weekly podcast hosted by editor Brian C. Anderson, features discussions on urban policy and culture with City Journal editors, contributors, and special guests. Forthcoming episodes will be devoted to topics such as: predictive policing, the Bronx renaissance, reform of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, homelessness in Portland, Oregon, and more. City Journal is a quarterly print and regular online magazine published by the Manhattan Institute.
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Urban policy and cultural commentary with City Journal editors, contributors, and special guests

Jan 27, 2022

Author and theorist Bruno Maçães joins Brian Anderson to discuss the geopolitical implications of the metaverse, the philosophical underpinnings of China's rise, and the importance of writing history in real time.

Jan 20, 2022

Former Metro-North police captain and current Manhattan Institute adjunct fellow Dorothy Moses Schulz joins Brian Anderson to discuss a recent tragedy in the New York City subway, the likely effects of Alvin Bragg's prosecution memo, and the Eric Adams administration’s approach to rising crime.

Jan 14, 2022

Northwestern University law professor John O. McGinnis joins Brian Anderson to discuss the Chicago Teachers Union's push for remote learning, the political geography of the Windy City, and whether Chicagoans can hope for better governance.

Jan 6, 2022

Tevi Troy joins Brian Anderson to discuss outgoing New York mayor Bill de Blasio's tenure, what Eric Adams might bring to the job, and the recent political trajectory of the Big Apple.

Dec 22, 2021

Economist Milton Ezrati joins Brian Anderson to discuss the state of the U.S. economy, the role our fiscal and monetary authorities have played in fixing it—or making it worse, and the most important long-term macroeconomic trends.

Dec 15, 2021

Charles Fain Lehman and Aaron Sibarium join Theodore Kupfer to discuss the sociology of "wokeness," the roots of the diversity, equity, and inclusion bureaucracy, and the future of identity politics in an increasingly multiracial America.

Dec 1, 2021

Christopher F. Rufo joins Brian Anderson to discuss his reporting on critical race theory in American businesses, the ongoing parental pushback against divisive curricula, and the pitched political battle over CRT.

Nov 17, 2021

Glenn Loury makes the case for black patriotism in this week's special episode.

Nov 11, 2021

Dave Seminara joins Brian Anderson to discuss the Buffalo mayoral election—in which the socialist Democratic nominee lost a stunner to incumbent Byron Brown's write-in campaign—and the future of the Queen City.

Nov 3, 2021

Michael Hendrix joins Brian Anderson to discuss the Manhattan Institute's polling of U.S. metro areas, the public-policy issues that commanded majority support, and the political implications for both parties.

Oct 27, 2021

Naomi Schaefer Riley joins Brian Anderson to discuss the state of foster care in the U.S., how the system rewards adults at the expense of children, and what policymakers and private citizens alike can do to help. Her new book, No Way to Treat a Child: How the Foster Care System, Family Courts, and Racial Activists Are Wrecking Young Lives, is out now.

Oct 19, 2021

Victor Davis Hanson joins Brian Anderson to discuss the ancient and modern history of citizenship, the hollowing out of civic duty in today’s U.S., and the irresponsibility of American elites. His new book, The Dying Citizen, is out now.

Oct 13, 2021

Brian Riedl joins Brian Anderson to discuss the state of play in Washington, D.C., the tug-of-war between progressive and moderate Democrats, and the long-term consequences of runaway federal spending.

Oct 7, 2021

Thomas Hogan joins Brian Anderson to discuss the three laws of crime concentration in the U.S., the extent to which academic research informs the practice of law enforcement, and the "progressive prosecutor" movement.

Sep 29, 2021

Nicole Gelinas and Rafael Mangual join Theodore Kupfer to discuss the dangerous conditions at Rikers Island, the policy choices that have led to the current crisis, and whether the jail complex can be saved.

Sep 23, 2021

Ed Glaeser joins Brian Anderson to discuss how cities can overcome Covid, remote work, crime, and misgovernance. Glaeser's new book, Survival of the City: Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation, is out now.

Sep 15, 2021

Howard Husock joins Brian Anderson to discuss the problems with urban renewal, exclusionary zoning, and public housing. Husock's forthcoming book, The Poor Side of Town: And Why We Need It, is a history of housing policy in America.

Sep 10, 2021

Steven Malanga joins Brian Anderson to discuss the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the sense of patriotism that emerged in their aftermath, and the nation’s waning interest in Islamist terrorism.

Sep 1, 2021

Barry Latzer joins Brian Anderson to discuss crime and punishment in the United States, today's debates over criminal justice, and his new book, The Roots of Violent Crime in America.

Aug 25, 2021

Wall Street Journal letters editor Elliot Kaufman joins Theodore Kupfer to discuss his report on the Crown Heights riots, which happened 30 years ago last weekend.

Aug 18, 2021

Steven Malanga joins Brian Anderson to discuss state budgets before and after the pandemic, tax-policy competition among states flush with cash, and conflicts between cities and states over policy.

Aug 12, 2021

Nick Burns joins Theodore Kupfer to discuss "Referendum Rebukes," his feature in the Summer 2021 City Journal on California politics.

Aug 5, 2021

Kay Hymowitz joins Brian Anderson to discuss “Dr. Biden’s Lesson,” her feature in the Summer 2021 City Journal on degree inflation and social class in the U.S.

Jul 28, 2021

John Tierney joins Brian Anderson to discuss "The Panic Pandemic," his feature in the Summer 2021 issue of City Journal on the costs of the Covid-19 lockdowns.

Jul 21, 2021

Charles Fain Lehman joins Brian Anderson to discuss why police departments are losing officers, a flawed arguments for progressive criminal-justice policies, and the enduring relevance of James Q. Wilson's work on crime.

 
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