William F. Buckley and the Rise of the Modern Conservative Movement

Nov 5, 2013, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
Lewis Library 120


Event Description

Robert P. GeorgeMcCormick Professor of Jurisprudence; Director, James Madison Program, Princeton University; and Sam TanenhausWriter at Large, New York Times, Author of The Death of Conservatism: A Movement and Its Consequences (2010) and Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (1997)

Sam Tanenhaus is Writer at Large for the New York Times, covering a variety of topics with an emphasis on ideas, politics and culture. Mr. Tanenhaus was previously Editor of the New York Times Book Review for nine years, and before then a Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, the New RepublicTimeNewsweek, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He is author of Whittaker Chambers: A Biography (2008 – National Book Award and Pulitzer finalist, winner of Los Angeles Times Book Prize) and The Death of Conservatism (2010), and is now at work on a biography of William F. Buckley, Jr.

Robert P. George is McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and is the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.  He is Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics, UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Science and Technology and the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights.  Among his books are Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality (1995), The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Religion and Morality in Crisis (2002), and Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (2013).  He is a recipient of many honors and awards, including the Presidential Citizens Medal, the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, and the Bradley Prize for Intellectual and Civic Achievement.


Lecture Series
An America’s Founding and Future Lecture