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.
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.
Glenn Loury makes the case for black patriotism in this week's special episode.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adrian Wooldridge joins Brian Anderson to discuss the history of meritocracy, modern obstacles to a truly merit-based society, and the geopolitical implications of the West's growing anti-meritocratic streak. His new book, The Aristocracy of Talent, is out now.
Former NYPD and LAPD commissioner William Bratton joins Rafael A. Mangual to discuss his new book, the professionalization of police departments, and the changes that threaten to undo progress in policing. His new book, The Profession, is out now.
Niall Ferguson joins Brian Anderson to discuss the false dichotomy of natural and man-made disasters, the true culprits in our problematic Covid-19 response, and the lessons from the pandemic for the next calamity. His new book is Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe.