Rebuilding New York—Post 9/11
On November 15th, the Manhattan Institute's City Journal and the Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation presented “Rebuilding New York,” a conference dedicated to presenting concrete solutions to the problems New York faces in the wake of the September 11 act of war. Contributors to the much-praised Autumn 2001 issue of City Journal—which offers a comprehensive examination of the issues surrounding the September 11 attacks—presented their research and commentary to a large and appreciative Manhattan audience.
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Manhattan Institute scholars have been following the most important issues related to Rebuilding NY and the War on Terrorism.
- How should we rebuild Lower Manhattan?
- What kind of 9/11 memorial should we have?
- What is the appropriate balance between civil liberty and security?
- What can U.S. intelligence agencies learn from municipal police departments?
- How should our nation balance border control and its tradition of welcoming immigrants?
Rebuilding Lower Manhattan; 9/11 Memorial
Steven Malanga is a Contributing Editor of City Journal and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He writes about the intersection of the urban economy, business community, and public policy. Steve has written extensively in City Journal and City Journal Online about efforts to rebuild Lower Manhattan and to revitalize the city's economy in the aftermath of 9/11 starting with his Autumn 2001 City Journal piece, "How to Rebuild New York."
- “The Downtown Redevelopment Flop,” City Journal, Autumn 2002
- “Postmodern Monstrosities for Downtown,” City Journal Eye on the News, December 30, 2002
- “New York Is Unraveling . . .,” Wall Street Journal, November 25, 2002
- “Downtown: Future Hijacked,” New York Post, October 31, 2002
- “Disneyland of Death,” New York Post, October 31, 2002
- “Off on the Wrong Track,” New York Post, October 31, 2002
- “New York mired in defeat: Redesign efforts hampered by sentimental contradictions,” Boston Herald, August 11, 2002
- “The Wrong Way to Rebuild,” Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2002
- “Pataki’s WTC Monumental Folly: An eight-acre memorial to the 9/11 victims is too big.” City Journal Online, July 3, 2002
- “Stronger Than You Think,” NY Daily News, December 02, 2001
- “Pork Barrel at Ground Zero,” Wall Street Journal, November, 2001
- “Our Next WTC,” New York Post, October 31, 2001
Manhattan Institute Scholar | Steven Malanga
NYC Fiscal issues and Politics
E. J. McMahon is a Senior Fellow for Tax and Budgetary Studies at the Center for Civic Innovation at the Manhattan Institute. E. J. studies the tax and spending policies of New York City and New York State and issues recommendations on how these policies can be reformed to increase economic growth.
- “Rotten ‘Reform’,” New York Post, November 14, 2002
- “Now, the Hard Part,” New York Post, November 6, 2002
- “Pataki’s ‘Progress’,” New York Post, October 8, 2002
- “Botched Cleanup: New York City's & state's post-9/11 fiscal failure,” New York Post, August 22, 2002
- “Gotham Corp: Sell,” New York Post, June 24, 2002
- “Next Year’s Tax Hike,” New York Post, May 16, 2002
- “It’s Still ‘Borrow and Spend’ in New York,” Newsday, February 28, 2002
- “A Blast to N.Y.'s Budget,” New York Post, October 2, 2001
Manhattan Institute Scholar | Edmund J. McMahon
Policing and Terrorism; Racial Profiling
Heather Mac Donald is a John M. Olin Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor to City Journal. She studies a range of issues including policing and anti-terrorism strategies, racial profiling, homelessness and homeless advocacy, educational policy, the New York courts, and business improvement districts. She is the author of the widely praised The Burden of Bad Ideas and of the forthcoming Are Cops Racist?
- “A Green Light to Spy on Americans? Nonsense.” City Journal Eye on the News, November 25, 2002
- “Ease spying limits for cops? Yes,” NY Daily News, November 14, 2002
- “FBI Handcuffed,” New York Post, October 27, 2002
- “Why the FBI Didn’t Stop 9/11,” City Journal, Autumn 2002
- “The Elite War on Our ‘Bigotry’,” New York Post, September 10, 2002
- “Use Compstat Against Terror,” NY Daily News, 11-4-2001
- “After the Latest Arrest, Will the Left Acknowledge the Duty of Defense?” New York Sun, June 12, 2002
- “Hardball with Terrorists: Bleeding heart advocates and journalists still don’t get that we’re at war,” City Journal Online, June 11, 2002
- “The War on the Police . . . and how it harms the war on terrorism,” Weekly Standard, December 31, 2001.
- “Keeping New York Safe from Terrorists,” City Journal, Autumn 2001
Manhattan Institute Scholar | Heather Mac Donald
The War on Terror
Victor Davis Hanson is a contributing editor of City Journal and the 2002 winner of the Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Journalism. The author of numerous books, including Carnage and Culture: Landmark Battles in the Rise of Western Power, Hanson is a military historian who teaches classics at California State University at Fresno and who has recently accepted an appointment as visiting professor of military history at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
Tamar Jacoby is a Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute. She is an uncommon voice of reason on one of the most contentious topics on the table today, calling for bringing immigration law more into line with market forces and making it more compatible with democratic principles.
- “The Rainbow Myth,” New York Sun, October 9, 2002
- “Immigration Reform and National Security,” New York Times, September 16, 2002
- “Hispanic Leadership Out of Touch,” New York Sun, August 6, 2002
- “The Rainbow Myth: Latinos, Blacks May Part at the Polls,” New York Sun, October 9, 2002
- “How To Turn More Immigrants Into Americans,” New York Sun, July 3, 2002
- “NYPD in Serious Quandary As War Is Brought Home,” New York Sun, April 30, 2002
- “A Nation of Immigrants,” Wall Street Journal, April 29, 2002
- “Don’t Slam the Door: How immigrants keep this country rolling,” Reader’s Digest, March 2002
- “Distinguishing Terrorists from Busboys: How to think about immigration,” Weekly Standard, January 28, 2002
Manhattan Institute Scholar | Tamar Jacoby
Access and development of vaccines and other medicines
Robert Goldberg is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute working on research and activities on health care issues. His current research interests include examining the impact of price controls on biopharmaceutical innovation, FDA control of medical information, and the impact that government regulation of medicine has had on health care quality.
- “Terrorizing Medical Progress The government hurts the war on bioterrorism.” National Review Online, September 17, 2002
- “Yesterday’s Drugs For Tomorrow’s Diseases? Ted Kennedy’s cure-all,” National Review Online, July 30, 2002
- “The War Against Cipro,” National Review Online, October 25, 2001
- “Bitter Pill: The truth about drug spending,” National Review Online, June 10, 2002
- “A Better Prescription for Medicare,” Wall Street Journal, May 7, 2002
- “Patent Games: The activist attack on medical progress,” National Review Online December 13, 2002
Manhattan Institute Scholar | Robert Goldberg
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