The Public Interest

Public Interest is a magazine specializing in Politics topics.

Articles from Summer

A Genealogy of Anti-Americanism
AMERICA'S rise to the status of the world's premier power, while inspiring much admiration, has also provoked widespread feelings of suspicion and hostility. In a recent and widely discussed book on America, Apres L'Empire, credited by many with having...
Breaking the Drug-Crime Link
THE American criminal justice system now spends a significant proportion of its resources enforcing the drug laws. More than 10 percent of all arrests and about 20 percent of all incarcerations involve drug law violations. (Most of the 1.5 million...
Education for Profit
IN October of 1997, the New Yorker ran an article about the University of Phoenix. The piece was titled "Drive-Thru U," and all the familiar markers of a university-library, bookstore, campus-appeared in quotation marks to denote that they weren't...
Gentleman, Politician, Scholar. (Remembrances)
I KNEW Pat Moynihan for over forty years. He was without a doubt, as Michael Barone once said, "the nation's best thinker among politicians since Lincoln and its best politician among thinkers since Jefferson." He served four presidents, two from each...
Measuring Achievement: The West and the Rest
EUROCENTRISM has in recent years joined racism and sexism as one of the postmodern mortal sins. The Left's fight against Eurocentrism explains why students in elementary school are likely to know more about Mayan culture than French culture, and why...
The Martin Luther King We Remember
A day committed to the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King is a day committed to the celebration and honor of the American Constitution and those who believed in it and lived by it. --Daniel Patrick Moynihan IT now seems like ancient history. Forty...
Women at Religious Colleges-Subordination or Secularization?
IN recent years, enrollment at sectarian colleges and universities has been expanding rapidly, an expansion fueled in large part by the growing number of women who choose to attend religious schools. While public colleges expanded at a rate of 4 percent...