National Review 60th Anniversary
What Do Our Movies Say about Our Decadent Civilization?
Last fall, American pop culture celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — marking the date, 10/21/2015, to which Marty McFly leaps forward from the Reagan ’80s in Back to the Future Part II.
It was a slightly daft commemoration of a …
Help NR Continue to Thrive
This is a celebratory week — indeed, month — at National Review. Naturally we hope you will celebrate with a kind contribution to this vital enterprise.
Once upon a time, before Al Gore invented the Internet, National Review was just …
The Family Is Still America’s Most Crucial Institution
Married white Christians were the demographic core of the country when National Review was founded, and still are the demographic core of the conservative movement it midwifed. The difference in verb tenses between the two halves of that sentence is …
The Conservative-Media Revolution Has Forced the Liberal Media to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity
When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That …
National Review at 60: Onward
Sixty years ago, WFB said of this brand-new journal that it “stands athwart history, yelling Stop” — in the spirit not of a bearded zealot carrying a hand-lettered sign, but of serious advocates who had better ideas and practical suggestions …
Enjoy this wonderful commemorative video courtesy of our sister organization, the National Review Institute:
What Australia Can Teach other Countries about Illegal Immigration
Recently, Singapore celebrated 50 years of nationhood. The success of this remarkable country is a vivid exemplar of the proposition that we still live in a world of nation-states.
Singapore’s birth in August 1965 was traumatic. It was a tiny country …
Fusionism, 60 Years Later
‘Who lost the libertarians?” It’s a question you hear a lot from conservatives of late. The reason should be obvious to anyone who has followed the conservative movement’s internecine intellectual frictions over the last decade — or decades. …
Sixty Years on, Conservatives Must Still ‘Stand Athwart History’
When he launched National Review 60 years ago, William F. Buckley Jr. famously declared an intention not to make history but to halt it. The magazine, he asserted, “stands athwart history, yelling Stop.” We conservatives know this old quip so well …