I went to the Manhattan Institute’s celebration of its twenty fifth birthday, at the Unviersity Club Wednesday night. It was a choice crowd. Larry Mone and Myron Magnet both spoke, and Tom Wolfe gave the main address.
Praise was heaped on Bill Hammett, the Institute’s first leader. He did a brilliant job of opening up the way New Yorkers think about their problems. Among his accomplishments was inspiring and educating Rudy Giuliani. Every New Yorker owes Bill Hammett a deep debt of gratitude.
Fans of City Journal, the Institute’s excellent magazine, should also salute my old friend, and former NR-nik, Rich Vigilante, who established the formula that Myron Magnet so marvelously realizes.