Our Mission

2015 in Review

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Since 1955, National Review magazine has defined the modern conservative movement and enjoys the broadest allegiance of American conservatives. National Review Institute was founded by William F. Buckley Jr. in 1991 as a sister nonprofit organization to engage in policy development, public education, and advocacy that would advance the principles he championed and compliment the mission of National Review magazine.

Bill Buckley sought to preserve and buttress the foundations of our free society and to conserve our inheritance from the Founders. National Review Institute will synthesize the best thinking on how to guard and build on our country’s strengths and add vigor and practical application to our conservative convictions.

National Review Institute will both draw from and support other conservative institutions, serving as an authoritative voice for policies and for strategies to implement them.

On August 1, 2015, NRI and National Review magazine reorganized: the magazine and website—corporately National Review, Inc.—became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Institute. These two vital components of American conservatism have joined forces so that the entire National Review enterprise—encompassing both the magazine’s venerated editorial activities and the Institute’s impactful educational programs—is assured of having even greater consequence, both now and for years to come. All aspects of the NR family are now combined under one entity. Under the leadership and guidance of editor Rich Lowry, NR will remain America’s largest circulation and measurably influential magazine for conservative news, commentary, and opinion, while NRI, under the leadership of president Lindsay Craig, will continue to live up to its reputation as a provider of high-quality conservative programming complementing NR’s mission.

Learn more about NRI’s programs, accomplishments, and recent growth in the below End of Year Newsletter

View PDF of 2015 End of Year Newsletter

A Note from the President

William F. Buckley Jr. had a special ability to bring together a range of viewpoints, to unite a broad coalition of those who believed that a free society best nurtures the individual and the culture at large. While it is inevitably true that the number of those who knew WFB personally will dwindle, it is my honor to expand the circle of those who are touched by his spirit and influenced by the principles he championed.

As we reinvigorate the National Review Institute’s programs, our newly formed team is eager to work with old and new friends alike.

Thank you for your support.

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Lindsay Young Craig

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