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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

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.

 
Jul 14, 2021

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.

Jul 7, 2021

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.

Jun 30, 2021

Nicole Gelinas joins Brian Anderson to discuss the state of the New York City mayoral election, the results of down-ballot races, and what the next mayor must do to be successful.

Jun 23, 2021

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.

Jun 16, 2021

Jason Riley talks with Brian Anderson about his new book, Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell. They discuss Sowell's upbringing, his work as an academic economist and a public intellectual, his research on disparities between groups, and more.

Jun 9, 2021

Physician Joel Zinberg joins Brian Anderson to discuss the success of the vaccine rollout in beating back the pandemic, the lab-leak theory of Covid-19's origins, and the Biden administration's push to waive intellectual-property protections for vaccines.

Jun 2, 2021

Seth Barron joins Brian Anderson to discuss the 2021 New York City mayoral election, the implications of down-ballot races, and the city’s recent history—as told in Seth’s just-released book, The Last Days of New York.

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