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Flagg Taylor and I bring you a movie fit for the festive season — a beautiful piece of selective nostalgia, a story devoid of anything sordid. A girl from Ireland is sent to America in the 1950s, to make something of herself, to find herself a future — to find her path to a decent happiness. You get to see her adventures in Brooklyn and it’s a perfectly Tocquevillian story of America’s many voluntary associations. It was a success and earned three important Oscar nominations, including protagonist Saoirse Ronan’s second actress nomination — she has earned a third meanwhile. I have an introductory essay over at The Federalist and, of course, the podcast for an in-depth, loving conversation about a wonderful movie.

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Oriana Schwindt joins City Journal contributing editor Aaron Renn to discuss Schwindt’s seven-month-long journey to municipalities near the geographic center of every U.S. state, and what she found there: the curious “sameness” of American cities. Schwindt chronicled her travels in a recent article for New York. In gentrifying neighborhoods across the country, visitors are practically guaranteed to find high-end bars with […]

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​City Journal editor Brian Anderson and Kay Hymowitz discuss her new book, “The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring a City Back,” which chronicles the history of New York City’s largest borough and its remarkable transformation from a symbol of urban decay by the mid-20th century to one of the most valuable and innovative environments in the world.

City Journal is a magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute.

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Welcome to Park Slope Brooklyn, the Berkeley or Cambridge of New York City? Where the Food Coop’s double NO FRACKING signs in the window tell you where you are (and for me to STAY AWAY); where, for cheap thrills, to annoy people, I sport a Fox News Channel t-shirt, which may soon be joined by […]

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UPDATE: Wednesday 8PM, be there (here) or be square. I hear Fred Cole’s having a cookout that night. Von Snrub and I got drinks last Friday evening. I was going to wear my Romney/Ryan t-shirt, but it turns out I’d already shipped it to New Hampshire. It was just as well, because by coincidence two […]

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It was the largest battle of the American Revolution, and most people don’t know its name or what happened. If asked, most Americans might be able to hazard a guess that it was Yorktown. But they would be mistaken. More

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