NRI Book Club

Join us for a virtual book club featuring Up from Liberalism (Arlington House, 1968) by William F. Buckley Jr. led by NRI fellow Jay Nordlinger

Buckley’s third book examines the manners and meaning of American Liberalism in the 1950s. His thesis is that the leading American liberals can be shown, in their speeches and statements, in the tacit premises that underlie their words and deeds, to be suffering from a long, but definable list of social and philosophical prejudices. Up From Liberalism examines the root assumptions of the Liberalism of his era and asks the startling question: do the actions of prominent liberalism derive from the attributes of Liberalism?

Please note that the book club is for NRI supporters who give at the $250 level and up.
We hope you will consider giving a tax-deductible gift to National Review Institute, the non-profit journalistic think tank that supports the NR mission, to join us for our next book club and our other virtual programming!


Where to find the book
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Please note that because of an unprecedented surge in online orders your book delivery might be delayed, please plan accordingly and consider downloading the book digitally.

Call Schedule
Week 1
May 4 at 05:30 pm ET
Section 1 – The Failure of Contemporary Liberalism
Week 2
May 11 at 05:30 pm ET
Section 2 – The Conservative Alternative
Week 3
May 18 AT 05:30 pm ET
A discussion on what this book means today
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