Magazine May 14, 2018, Issue



The Limits of Monitoring

Barry Latzer’s article on electronic monitoring of parolees and those who are awaiting trial or on probation, “Let Them Wear Bracelets” (March 19), was very informative. Mr. Latzer is correct in pointing out that outsourcing to a private service, similar to a home-security system, will be necessary for 24/7 monitoring. Currently many communities, courts, and jurisdictions operate under a false sense of security that electronic monitoring is conducted in real time and violations are addressed by the probation or parole officer immediately. Instead, many jurisdictions, and the federal system, operate under a “key alert” system that requires

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Books, Arts & Manners


Redeeming the Miracle

Yuval Levin reviews Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy, by Jonah Goldberg.




Richard Rustad responds to Yuval Levin & Ramesh Ponnuru’s article “A New Health-Care Debate.”


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