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The New Criterion serves as an edifying voice in our confused world.

After thirty-seven years, more than 360 issues, and a steadily growing readership, we are delighted and thankful for the generous support from our readers. We could not have come this far without our shared belief in the virtues of order, community, and culture—all of which Kirk believed were the foundations of American society.

We could not have come this far without our shared belief in the virtues of order, community, and culture.

Kirk also valued, in the words of T. S. Eliot, the “permanent things,” and he defended them against their slow erosion by the dominant leftism of his day. Today, we face many of the same challenges. We live in a fractured and distracted world, with the commentariat and Twitterati at each other’s throats, fired by one scandal, and soon off to the next.

The New Criterion serves as an edifying voice in our confused world, and judging from our growing readership, it is a necessary one. Our magazine is a permanent record of what some of the greatest minds of their time thought of the past and present. Can we count on your support?

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