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15 minutes | 4 days ago
On White Flight and “Whataboutism”
William Voegeli joins Brian Anderson to discuss the subjects of his two recent stories for City Journal the history of the mid-century exodus of whites out of cities, known as "white flight," and political reactions to the January 6 Capitol riot.
21 minutes | 11 days ago
The Botched Vaccine Rollout
Physician Joel Zinberg joins Brian Anderson to discuss the slow rollout of coronavirus vaccines, why states like New York and West Virginia have widely different vaccination rates so far, and reasons for optimism that the pandemic's days are numbered.
19 minutes | 18 days ago
San Francisco’s Lockdown Burdens
Erica Sandberg joins Seth Barron to discuss how San Francisco's small-business owners are handling the city's latest lockdown, how new outdoor dining facilities became a magnet for the homeless, and whether California public officials who violate Covid restrictions will face political consequences.
17 minutes | 25 days ago
Ringing in the New Year, and Farewell to 2020
This special year-end episode of 10 Blocks features highlights from some of our favorite interviews this year, and City Journal editor Brian Anderson extends holiday wishes to listeners. If you're interested in supporting the Manhattan Institute and City Journal, please visit our website. Excerpts included in this episode: How the Plastic Panic Hurts Us—and the Planet, with John Tierney CHAZ to CHOP: Seattle's Radical Experiment, with Christopher Rufo Fearless Thinking in an Age of Conformity, with Heather Mac Donald
49 minutes | a month ago
Believe in People: A Conversation with Charles Koch and Brian Hooks
Charles Koch and Brian Hooks join Howard Husock to discuss better approaches to solving America's social problems, how to help social entrepreneurs foster more resilient communities, and why Koch is now focused on building bridges across the political divide. Their new book is Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World.
24 minutes | a month ago
Rise of the Muni-Socialists
Steven Malanga joins Brian Anderson to discuss the growing prevalence of socialist-aligned candidates running for municipal offices, the Democratic Socialists of America’s plans for New York City in 2021, and the results of several big state referendums in this year’s election.
63 minutes | a month ago
Victor Davis Hanson on the 2020 Election
Victor Davis Hanson joins Brian Anderson to discuss the 2020 election, the future of America's two main political parties, the Trump administration's foreign policy record, Joe Biden's Cabinet picks, and more. Audio for this episode is excerpted and edited from a Manhattan Institute eventcast. Find out more and register for future events by visiting our website, and subscribe to MI's YouTube channel to view previous discussions.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
New York’s Ongoing Covid Struggle
Nicole Gelinas joins Seth Barron to discuss the financial shape of the New York region's transit system, the importance of midtown Manhattan to the city's economy, the disturbing spike in violent crime on streets and subways, and more.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
America’s Shrinking Police Forces
Charles Fain Lehman joins Brian Anderson to discuss the nationwide crisis of police recruitment and retention, the strong link between the size of a police force and the local crime rate, and policy changes that could stop the downward spiral. Lehman recently joined the Manhattan Institute as an adjunct fellow, working with its new Policing and Public Safety Initiative. His latest article for City Journal is "Police Departments on the Brink."
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Invisible Hands: Mutual Aid in a Pandemic
Simone Policano, cofounder of Invisible Hands, joins Brian Anderson to discuss how the nonprofit organizes volunteers to deliver groceries to the elderly and disabled during the pandemic, its experience working with government agencies and food pantries, and the personal stories of some of the people it has helped.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Election Outcomes and Disputes
Tom Bevan, cofounder and president of RealClearPolitics, joins Brian Anderson to discuss what happened in the 2020 election, the Trump campaign's legal challenges to the results, the issues with polling, and criticism concerning new state voting laws and "ballot harvesting."
40 minutes | 3 months ago
A New America?
In a conversation recorded just before Election Day, Bruno Maçães joins Brian Anderson to discuss his striking vision of America’s future. Maçães’s new book is History Has Begun: The Birth of a New America.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
An Insider's View of the Trump White House
Casey Mulligan joins Allison Schrager to discuss his time on President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers and the administration’s record on issues such as health care, the economy, immigration, and more. Mulligan’s new book is You’re Hired!: Untold Successes and Failures of a Populist President.
36 minutes | 3 months ago
Shelby and Eli Steele on Michael Brown, Race, and Amazon
Howard Husock talks with Shelby and Eli Steele about their new documentary, What Killed Michael Brown?, and Amazon's refusal to make the film available on its Prime Video streaming platform. The documentary is written and narrated by Shelby Steele, a scholar at the Hoover Institution, and directed by his filmmaker son, Eli Steele. It is available through their website, whatkilledmichaelbrown.com.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
The Crisis of Liberalism
Fred Siegel joins Brian Anderson to discuss the history of modern American liberalism and its architects, how the 1960s mirrors today's politics, the uncertain future of New York City, and more. Siegel's new book is The Crisis of Liberalism: Prelude to Trump.
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Looking Back: A Conversation with George Kelling
In an interview from 2016, Brian Anderson and the late criminologist and Manhattan Institute fellow George Kelling discuss the history of policing in Milwaukee and more. Watch the Manhattan Institute's inaugural George L. Kelling Lecture, delivered by former New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, and learn more about its new Policing and Public Safety Initiative.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Radical Indoctrination in the Federal Bureaucracy
Christopher Rufo joins Seth Barron to discuss his reporting on federal agencies using "critical race theory" as part of their personnel-training programs and President Trump;s decision to issue an executive order prohibiting it.
0 minutes | 4 months ago
The Covid-19 Recession, Revisited
Amity Shlaes joins Brian Anderson to discuss a classical liberal perspective on the coronavirus shutdown, the similar responses of U.S. mayors to violent disorder in both the late 1960s and in 2020, and the shift in what’s considered acceptable economic thought in journalism.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Fearless Thinking in an Age of Conformity
Heather Mac Donald joins Brian Anderson to discuss how academic institutions responded to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and how academia’s monolithic belief in systemic racism has fueled recent riots across the United States. She also answers questions from a livestream audience. Audio for this episode is excerpted and edited from a Manhattan Institute eventcast, "Fearless Thinking in an Age of Conformity." Find out more and register for future events by visiting our website, and subscribe to MI's YouTube channel.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
Policing’s New Challenge, with NYPD Commissioner Shea
Rafael Mangual interviewed NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea to discuss how recent legislative and policy shifts in New York present new challenges for police in America’s biggest city. Audio for this episode is excerpted and edited from a Manhattan Institute eventcast, "The New Challenge of Policing New York." Find out more and register for future events by visiting our website, and subscribe to MI's YouTube channel to view previous discussions.
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