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Chris Buckley Signs on for NR ‘Post-Election’ Cruise

Our good friend, best-selling author, and humorist supreme – Christopher Buckley – has agreed to join our (already!) all-star line-up of speakers on the National Review 2008 ‘Post-Election’ Caribbean Cruise (scheduled for November 8 – 15 on Holland America Line’s new Eurodam). Chris will be joining Mitt Romney, Mark Steyn, Bernard Lewis, Victor Davis Hanson, Brent Bozell, Deroy Murdock, Pat Toomey, Andrew McCarthy, Darcy Olsen, Fr. Robert Sirico, and NR sluggers Jonah Goldberg, Kate O’Beirne, Kathryn Lopez, Jay Nordlinger, Byron York, Ramesh Ponnuru, and John J. Miller. And we expect to announce in the next two weeks even more speakers. This one is a smash, which is why150 cabins have been booked so far. Sign up before we hang the “Sold Out” sign on the door. To get more information, and to reserve your luxury cabin (prices start at only $1,813 a person), visit

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