Book Club

Join us for a special two-part virtual book club or Vivek Ramaswamy’s new book,
Woke Inc.: Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam
(Center Street, August 2021)

On Wednesday, September 8 NRI hosted a book talk with Vivek Ramaswamy and Kevin D. Williamson WATCH HERE

On October 6 at 6:00 PM NRI general members are invited to join us for a book club discussion with Vivek.  All participants can join our video meeting via zoom and will have the opportunity to ask their question and join the conversation live.

Please note that the book club is for NRI general members 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 book club and our other virtual programming! If you have any questions or would like to register, please email


ABOUT THE BOOK: In his first book, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, Ramaswamy makes the case that politics has no place in business, and sets out a new vision for the future of American capitalism. This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda, it offers a better way forward. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021—a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

NRI’s book club is a quarterly program that features books written by NRI fellows and our founder, William F. Buckley Jr. NRI selects books based on club members’ feedback and we plan to highlight new releases written by the fellows and other authors within the NRI network.

Past Books Discussed

George Orwell’s Essential Writings led by Jay Nordlinger

The Madness of Crowds by Douglas Murray

John Marshall by Richard Brookhiser

The Unmaking of a Mayor by William F. Buckley Jr. 

Up from Liberalism by William F. Buckley Jr.

Give Me Liberty by Richard Brookhiser