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06 The American Prospect

Can Block Clubs Block Despair?

April 22nd, 2007

One bright spring morning, Peter St. Jean set out on an unusual scholarly expedition. St. Jean is a sociologist at the University of Buffalo who studies the relationship between concentrated poverty and crime. He drives a maroon Nissan Pathfinder, which that morning he’d loaded up with video cameras, two mounted on tripods and pointed out… Read This Article »

Lead Us Not into Temptation

December 19th, 2001

Shortly after George W. Bush announced the creation of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives–launched on January 29 to facilitate a new era of partnership between the government and religious groups–the nation’s airwaves were filled with assertions about the unique capacity of religious organizations to solve our most intractable social problems. “Study… Read This Article »

The Strange Case of Hany K

December 19th, 2001

On October 26, some two dozen reporters crammed into a conference room on the 18th floor of a concrete high-rise in downtown Newark to await the arrival of Hany Kiareldeen, a 31-year-old Palestinian man who, shortly before midnight on the previous day, had been released from the nearby Hudson County jail. An immigrant’s release from… Read This Article »