Magazine December 17, 2020, Issue

Letter from the Editor

National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr.

Sixty-Five Years, and Counting
In his famous publisher’s statement in the first issue, William F. Buckley Jr. wrote that “prodigious efforts, by many people, are responsible for National Review.”

The same is true of this issue. It has been many months in the making, from initial brainstorming to sending it to press as I type this note. (I can hear our put-upon production editor, Katie Hosmer, who has been juggling last-minute requests and unexpected changes for days now, anxiously wondering, “So, when is Rich finishing his introduction to the issue?”)

Usually, you don’t thank everyone involved in a project such as this for …

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