The Liberals Done It  

The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., And the Fate of America’s Big Cities by Fred Siegel Free Press, 1997 260 pp $24 At several points in reading this book, I had the curious feeling that Fred Siegel …



Responses: Elliott Currie  

Michael Tomasky has some good points, but he takes them much too far. The good points are that communities deserve a high level of public safety, that police are probably more capable of helping to provide it than some people …



Toward a Policy on Drugs  

One of the strongest implications of what we now know about the causes of endemic drug abuse is that the criminal-justice system’s effect on the drug crisis will inevitably be limited. That shouldn’t surprise us in the 1990s; it has, …



Crime in the Market Society  

To say that we are losing the war on crime is a cruel understatement. Today we are a nation reeling from rates of violent crime that in many places outstrip anything we have seen before in our history. The basic …



Crime and the Conservatives  

To understand why we’ve arrived at our present impasse in dealing with crime, we must first reconsider the assumptions that have guided the dominant policies on crime in America through most of the past decade. This means taking a hard …