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Kay Hymowitz

Kay Hymowitz

Kay Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Her latest book is The New Brooklyn.

The Triple PackageBy Amy Chua and Jed RubenfeldPenguin, 304 pages Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld’s hot potato of a new book, The Triple Package, sets out...

The following is from our November issue. Forty-one symposium contributors were asked to respond to the question: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? _____________ If...

If the headlines seem to tell us one thing about our culture, it is that we are living in the Age of Adultery. A steady...

The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement By David Brooks Random House, 448 pages Once philosophers, theologians, and poets asked the question: What...

The Young & the Amnesiac The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under Thirty) by ...

The Sixties Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade by Gerard J. DeGroot Harvard. 528 pp. $29.95 As the punning title of this book suggests,...

My article “Freedom Fetishists” in last month’s COMMENTARY (reprinted in OpinionJournal.com with the subtitle “The Cultural Contradictions of Libertarianism”) has provoked quite a bit of...

More than perhaps any other American political group, libertarians have suffered the blows of caricature. For many people, the term evokes an image of a...

Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance By Ian Buruma Penguin Press. 288 pp. $24.95 By now, almost every country in...

The Mind has Mountains: Reflections on Society and Psychiatry by Paul R. McHugh Johns Hopkins. 272 pp. $25.00 Psychiatry has long been the sick man of medicine—a science...

Manliness by Harvey C. Mansfield Yale. 304 pp. $27.50 Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent Viking. 290 pp. $24.95 The American male has been...