Mission


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. as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1991. NRI’s mission is to advance the conservative principles he championed and complement the mission of the magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent.

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 continue to grow National Review Institute’s programs, our team is eager to work with old and new friends alike.

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