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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.

When Americans think about public education, they tend to see a stark divide. On the one hand, there are the failed school systems of our...

Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman by Phyllis Chesler Thunder’s Mouth Press. 551 pp. $22.95 In 1970 Phyllis Chesler strode onto the feminist stage with a speech to the American...

On My Honor: Boy Scouts and the Making of American Youth by Jay Mechling Chicago. 360 pp. $30.00 In 1953, at the age of eight, a Miami boy...

The Broken Hearth: Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family by William J. Bennett Doubleday. 198 pp. $22.95 “Marriage is a great institution,” Mae West once quipped,...

Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation by Nancy F. Cott Harvard. 288 pp. $27.95 It is not exactly news that the institution of marriage has...

When, at the height of the presidential campaign in September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report detailing the movie industry’s efforts to attract...

Teaching Sex: The Shaping of Adolescence in the 20th Century by Jeffrey P. Moran Harvard. 288 pp. $27.95 Sex and the middle-schooler? Apparently so, according to the New...

The Baby Boon: How Family-Friendly America Cheats the Childless by Elinor Burkett Free Press. 256 pp. $25.00 The American workplace has undergone a remarkable transformation over the past...

Cries Unheard—Why Children Kill: The Story of Mary Bell by Gitta Sereny Metropolitan. 401 pp. $26.00 In 1968, a juvenile from a poor section of the decaying English...