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City Journal's 10 Blocks
16 minutes | 7 days 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 | 14 days 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 | 21 days 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | a month 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 3 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 | 3 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.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
China’s Nuclear Push
Michael Shellenberger joins Brian Anderson to discuss America's nuclear industry, China's deal with Saudi Arabia to produce uranium "yellowcake" from uranium ore, and Shellenberger's new book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
California’s Neo-Feudal Future
Joel Kotkin joins Brian Anderson to discuss California's "increasingly feudal" political and economic order, the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on the state's lower- and middle-class residents, what Joe Biden's selection of Senator Kamala Harris means for the Democratic ticket and U.S. politics, and Kotkin's new book—The Coming of Neo-Feudalism: A Warning to the Global Middle Class.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
Chicago’s Ransacking and Illinois’ Fiscal Blues
John O. McGinnis joins Brian Anderson to discuss the economic condition of Illinois, the main players in its infamous "machine" politics, the recent looting in Chicago that tore through the city's Magnificent Mile, and more.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Trouble on the Upper West Side
Nicole Gelinas joins Seth Barron to discuss recent violence on New York's Upper West Side, why the decision to house homeless men in nearby hotels isn't good for them or their neighbors, and the risk that the city faces of losing wealthier residents due to quality-of-life concerns.
22 minutes | 4 months ago
Playing with Fire: The Unwinding of Public Safety
Heather Mac Donald joins Seth Barron to discuss YouTube's restriction of her livestreamed speech on policing, allegations of widespread racial bias in the criminal-justice system, and the ongoing reversal of public-safety gains in New York City.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Catholic Schools, Charters, and Choice
Nicole Stelle Garnett joins Brian Anderson to discuss the importance of Catholic schools, their struggle to compete with charter schools, and what the Supreme Court's recent Espinoza decision will mean for private-school choice—the subjects of her story, "Why We Still Need Catholic Schools," in City Journal's new summer issue.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Navigating the Pandemic Economy
Allison Schrager joins Brian Anderson to discuss economic trends in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, how the stock market has performed during the crisis, and why expensive infrastructure projects are a risky strategy for reviving the economy.
17 minutes | 5 months ago
Max Eden joins Brian Anderson to discuss how America's latest culture war appears headed for public schools—the topic of Eden’s latest story, "'There Is No Apolitical Classroom.'" Across the country, schools are preparing to reopen in September with rigorous hygiene protocols to protect against Covid-19. Now, in the aftermath of nationwide protests in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis, activists are making a renewed push to incorporate "antiracism" content into classrooms. According to Eden, "antiracist schools will teach very different material from the schools of yesteryear."
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