Magazine November 19, 2015, Issue

Thankful at Sixty

If memory serves, I first heard about National Review watching Firing Line in the 1980s. I went down to the local drugstore looking for a copy, and to my chagrin it carried The New Republic, not NR. I had to resort to my high-school library, where they had copies in those old hard vinyl binders. The first issue I remember had a cover story on the Kissinger Commission on Central America (not exactly the most alluring subject matter).

As was the case for so many of our readers (some of them share their stories of their first copy of the magazine

In This Issue


Politics & Policy

The Apology Policy

President Barack Obama strutted into the Oval Office utterly convinced of his moral rectitude. Unlike his predecessors, Obama would make policy based on an exquisitely calibrated conscience, sensitivity to constitutional ...
Politics & Policy

Climate Coercion

Predicting catastrophe is a lucrative business. By doing so, the big environmental groups, such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Sierra Club, have grown ...
Politics & Policy

The Twitter Trap

Stop me if you’ve heard this story: A die-hard progressive living in a liberal enclave (usually when this story is told, it’s about the late New Yorker film critic Pauline ...
Politics & Policy

Fusionism, Then and Now

‘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 ...

Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


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 ...


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