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Roger Kimball

Roger Kimball


Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He is an art critic for National Review and writes a regular column for PJ Media at Roger's Rules. Mr. Kimball lectures widely and has appeared on national radio and television programs as well as the BBC. He is represented by Writers' Representatives, who can provide details about booking him.


Mr. Kimball's latest book is The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (St. Augustine's Press, 2012). He is also the author of The Rape of the Masters  (Encounter), Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse (Ivan R. Dee), and Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity (Ivan R. Dee). Other titles by Mr. Kimball include The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America (Encounter) and Experiments Against Reality: The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Age (Ivan R. Dee). Mr. Kimball is also the author ofTenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education (HarperCollins). A new edition of Tenured Radicals, revised and expanded, was published by Ivan R. Dee in 2008.


Mr. Kimball is a frequent contributor to many publications here and in England, including The New Criterion, The Times Literary Supplement, Modern Painters, Literary Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Public Interest, Commentary, The Spectator, The New York Times Book Review, The Sunday Telegraph, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, National Review, and The National Interest.


Mr. Kimball is also a contributor to and co-editor, with Hilton Kramer, of Against the Grain: The New Criterion on Art and Intellect at the End of the Twentieth Century, The Future of the European Past: Essays from The New Criterion, The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control, The Survival of Culture: Permanent Values in a Virtual Age, Lengthened Shadows: America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century, , and Counterpoints: 25 Years of The New Criterion on Culture and the Arts all of which are published by Ivan R. Dee. In addition, Mr. Kimball edited and provided introductions to an edition of Walter Bagehot's Physics and Politics: Or, Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of "Natural Selection" and "Inheritance" to Political Society (Ivan R. Dee) and Against the Idols of the Age (Transaction), an anthology of writings by the Australian philosopher David Stove.


Mr. Kimball has served on the Board of Advisors of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History, the Board of Visitors and Governors of St. John's College, Annapolis and Santa Fe, and Transaction Publishers.  He currently serves on the board of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

article archive

Introduction: the corruption of our political institutions | January 2016

An overview of “The Corruption of Our Political Institutions,” a symposium organized jointly by The New Criterion and London’s Social Affairs Unit.

The moral of Caesar | May 2015

Caesar's death was more than the end of an extraordinary life; it was the end of an era.

Introduction: free speech under threat | January 2015

An overview of “Free Speech under Threat: How Anglosphere Values Are Being Undermined by Fear, Political Correctness, and Misplaced Concerns about Privacy,” a symposium organized jointly by The New Criterion and London’s Social Affairs Unit.

Guilt trip: Versailles, avant-garde & kitsch | September 2014

John Maynard Keynes’s revisionist history of World War I has had enduring—and harmful—consequences.

Introduction: Reagan, Thatcher & the “Special Relationship” | January 2014

An overview of “Reagan, Thatcher & the future of the ‘Special Relationship,’” a symposium organized jointly by The New Criterion and London’s Social Affairs Unit

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The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia

The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia

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Against the Idols of the Age

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The Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity

On May 5, 2014, The New Criterion and PJ Media presented the second Walter Duranty Prize for Journalistic Mendacity. The award is given to highlight egregious examples of dishonest reporting. Also awarded this year was the Rather, a new award for lifetime achievement in mendacious journalism.
The Duranty Prize is named after Walter Duranty, the New York Times Moscow corresponded in the 1920s and 1930s who whitewashed Joseph Stalin’s forced starvation of the Ukrainians (the Holodomor) and many other aspects of Soviet oppression. Duranty was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his efforts. It has never been revoked.
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Posted on: 05/20/2014


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