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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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