The hip-hop syndrome

Myron Magnet is the author of The Dream and the Nightmare: The Sixties’ Legacy to the Underclass. City Journal has now published and posted Magnet’s biggest essay since The Dream and the Nightmare, updating the argument of that book to address rap and hip hop culture. Magnet’s essay is “In the heart of freedom, in chains.” Magnet indicts gangsta rap for its role in perpetuating a destructive underclass culture. Toward the end of the essay he cites Wynton Marsalis:

Wynton Marsalis


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