America's retreat from disorder

Leo, John
April 1994
U.S. News & World Report;4/25/94, Vol. 116 Issue 16, p25
Opinion. Discusses how a strong percentage of Americans support the caning of Michael Fay in Singapore. Comments by columnist Charles Krauthammer that the anti-Fay polls may be a reaction to the everything-goes regime of the past 30 years which has given our cities a palpable sense of danger and decay; Examples of how many American cities are eliminating public disorder; Optimism expressed by criminologist George Kelling.


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