For Immediate Release: Remembering William F. Buckley Jr.
November 25, 1925 – February 27, 2008
A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the Founder of the Conservative Movement Ten Years Since his Passing
NEW YORK, NY; February 26, 2018 Tomorrow, February 27, 2018, marks ten years since William F. Buckley Jr.’s passing. To celebrate his revered life and his powerful legacy, National Review Institute (NRI) is hosting forums in cities across the country to reflect on Buckley’s accomplishments and highlight the role of the National Review mission today.
NationalReview.com will feature discussions of the Buckley legacy, and the conservative movement he founded, with new articles and podcasts, as well as special articles from the National Review archive. An NR editorial reads, “Luckily Buckley imprinted on conservatism enough of his personality to protect it from triumphalism or despair. The lot of conservatives today is to appreciate what is good and lovely in our inheritance, to build on it, and to protect it from both external attack and internal decay. To the extent we can follow his example we will do it with wit, intelligence, and good cheer — and with gratitude for his enduring legacy.”
From February 6th through April 12th, National Review Institute will host eight half-day forums in Palm Beach, FL, New York, NY, Washington, D.C., Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Francisco, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and Chicago, IL. Panel discussions will center around Buckley and his accomplishments, the conservative movement, and the role of the National Review mission. Featured speakers include L. Brent Bozell III, Richard Brookhiser, Al Felzenberg, Dr. Edwin Feulner, Jack Fowler, David French, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Kessler, Roger Kimball, Rush Limbaugh, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Richard Lowry, Andrew C. McCarthy, Jay Nordlinger, John O’Sullivan, Ramesh Ponnuru, Reihan Salam, John Yoo, and more [https://nrinstitute.org/remembering-wfb]
NRI’s Buckley memorial half-day forums are part of The Buckley Legacy Project, which is designed to make Buckley’s work on crucial, relevant topics accessible to supporters, friends, and allies within the conservative movement. Through the Buckley Legacy Project, NRI has promoted the republication of The Unmaking of a Mayor, partnered with the Hoover Institution to honor Firing Line’s Golden Anniversary, and held several book events and discussions that further examine and remember Buckley’s honorable legacy.
Jack Fowler, National Review Vice President, said it best with “It’s the rare person who founds a meaningful cause, which is lasting and consequential, which plays a vital role in defeating an oppressive ideology, in bringing freedom to many millions, of advocating for free minds and markets, thereby affording increased prosperity to billions worldwide. That is precisely what Bill Buckley did when he launched National Review. In that act, what he created was much more than a magazine: He created a cause that effected profound change. Bill showed how it can be done, and that it can be done. His legacy includes countless happy memories and accomplishments. But central to his legacy is instructive guidance, about how to unite many voices into one of consequence, one that is unashamed of the noble American experiment he loved so deeply.”
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Miranda Bond Melvin
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About National Review Institute: National Review Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), journalistic think tank, established to advance the conservative principles William F. Buckley Jr. championed and complement the mission of National Review magazine, including by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent.
C-SPAN Coverage: View our premiere anniversary event that we hosted in New York City on February 27th, the exact anniversary of William F. Buckley Jr.’s death. Watch Panel One Here – Featuring Kathryn Jean Lopez and Roger Kimball Moderated by Jay Nordlinger | Watch Panel Two Here – Featuring Richard Brookhiser, Dr. Edwin Feulner, L. Brent Bozell Moderated by John O’Sullivan.
“Remembering William F. Buckley Jr.” co-hosted by NRI and The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. on March 1. Lead by Dr. Lee Edwards Featuring: John O’Sullivan, Kathryn Jean Lopez, Stephen Hayes, and Matthew Continetti.
“The Legacy of William F. Buckley Jr.” Kathryn Jean Lopez talks about the influence of William F. Buckley Jr. and the work of National Review today.
National Review remembers William F. Buckley’s legacy | Morning Joe MSNBC
My Secret Public Appearance in Palm Beach | The Rush Limbaugh Show
Michael Berry Talks With Senior Fellows Of The National Review Institute | Michael Barry Show
Print and Online News
Toasting the “Intellectual Godfather” of the Conservative Movement by Ed Feulner | Townhall
Rebuilding the conservative movement with inspiration from Bill Buckley by the New York Post Editorial Board
National Review Seminar Series to Honor William F. Buckley by Barbara Boland | Newsmax
Was William F. Buckley a Populist? by Alvin S. Felzenberg | The Wall Street Journal
The 10 Best William F. Buckley Jr. Moments 10 Years Later by Michael J. Knowles | The Daily Wire
How One Man Invented the Conservative Movement by Lee Edwards | The Daily Signal
Afternoon Links: Buckley’s Legacy by Jim Swift | The Weekly Standard
6 Quotes: William F. Buckley Jr. on collectivism, freedom, and power by Joe Carter | Acton Institute Powerblog
Patterns And Trends Can Often Lead Us Astray by Jonah Goldberg | Townhall
The Powerful Legacy of William F. Buckley Jr. by Video Team | The Daily Signal
Today in History | The Washington Post & AP
How One Man Invented and Defended the Conservative Movement by Lee Edwards | cnsnews.com
The Powerful Legacy of William F. Buckley Jr. by Kal El | The Conservative Papers
We also appreciate mentions from Dana Perino and Stuart Varney on their respective shows
National Review Remembers William F. Buckley Jr.
Ten Years Gone by the Editors
Bill Buckley Won’t You Please Come Home by Jack Fowler
From the National Review Buckley Archives
To commemorate the anniversary of Buckley’s passing, NationalReview.com reprinted a number of his pieces:
November 19, 1955: Our Mission Statement by William F. Buckley Jr.
February 26, 2018: Happy Birthday Bach: Remembering one of history’s great geniuses, 300 years later – This article originally appeared in newspapers on March 23, 1985, as a column distributed by the Universal Press Syndicate.
February 27, 2018: To Be a Pilgrim: A Visit to Lourdes – This article originally appeared in the August 9, 1993 issue of National Review.
February 28, 2018: Veni, Vidi, Victus – Notes on Nixon’s trip to China – This piece describes Mr. Buckley’s experiences covering Richard Nixon’s historic trip to China, and originally appeared in the March 17, 1972 issue of National Review.
March 1, 2018: Buckley for Mayor! – The following statement was originally released to the public on June 24, 1965.