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Edmund Burke Award

Statesman, theorist, and philosopher: The work of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is as pertinent today as it has ever been. Last year, celebrating our thirty-fifth season, The New Criterion honored Philippe de Montebello with the fifth annual Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society. This year we are delighted to honor Victor Davis Hanson with the six iteration of the award. Please join us on April 25, 2018 as we celebrate his work at a gala dinner at The Metropolitan Club in New York City.

The New Criterion’s Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture & Society honors individuals who have made conspicuous contributions to the defense of civilization. Dr. Hanson’s tireless work in studying and upholding the traditions of Western culture make him an exceedingly worthy recipient of the sixth Edmund Burke Award. Previous honorees have included Henry Kissinger, Charles Murray, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali; to learn more about the award, please click here.

We are delighted to be able to offer advance ticket sales for $1,000 each. All contributions to the Edmund Burke Award gala directly support the activities of The New Criterion, and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. For information about table sponsorship opportunities, please contact Eric Simpson: or 212-247-6980.

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of tickets for members of the Young Friends of The New Criterion at a reduced rate of $250 each.

April 25, 2018 | 6:30 PM
The Metropolitan Club, New York
black tie

If you are unable to attend but still wish to show your support for The New Criterion, we appreciate any gift you can contribute.

Dr. Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he focuses on classics and military history. Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), the annual Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College (2004–), the Visiting Shifron Professor of Military History at the US Naval Academy (2002–3),and the William Simon Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University (2010). Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited twenty-three books, His most recent book, The Second World Wars, arrived in October 2017. He is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and a weekly columnist for the National Review Online and American Greatness.

Founders’ Circle

The Blavatnik Family Foundation
Henry & Nancy Kissinger


Niall Ferguson & Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Heather Higgins
Virginia James
Roger Kimball
Thomas D. Klingenstein
Philippe & Edith de Montebello
James & Patricia Piereson

Host Committee

Richard R. Hough III
Chris & Arianna Martell
Jeremiah Milbank III
James Panero
Sally Pipes
Douglas E. Schoen
Eric C. Simpson
Margaret Whitehead