NRI sponsors National Review’s popular Books, Arts & Manners section—an explicitly nonpolitical section of the magazine—in full accordance with legal counsel. Since its founding, National Review has made coverage of and commentary on the culture an integral part of its mission. Bill Buckley–known to many as a novelist, sportsman, and musician–himself lived a life rich in artistic, cultural, and literary pursuits. He had a deep understanding of their power and the essential role they play in realizing a life well lived.
NRI has embraced this aspect of Bill’s legacy, hosting and supporting a variety of cultural events. For example, NRI hosted a piano recital at a supporter’s home which featured acclaimed pianist Philip Edward Fisher and our own Jay Nordlinger, a Bach organ recital at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas prior to the WFB Prize Dinner, and a dinner discussion with author Al Felzenberg about his book A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. (Yale Press).
The Books, Arts & Manners section remains a central and vital component of the magazine’s voice and of Bill Buckley’s lasting legacy of influencing the greater culture. We are proud to honor this legacy, both through direct support for this section of the magazine and through our support of artistic and cultural events and pursuits.
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 the National Review magazine by supporting and promoting NR’s best talent. All contributions to it are deductible for income, gift, and estate tax purposes. EIN# 13-3649537