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Roger Kimball

Editor & Publisher

Roger Kimball is Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He writes regular columns for American Greatness, The Epoch Times, and The Spectator, US edition. 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 is the author of  The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia (St. Augustine's Press, 2012), The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art (Encounter Books), 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 of Tenured 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 has contributed to many publications here and abroad, 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, Quadrant, The National Interest, and Weltwoche.

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. He also edited and contributed to Who Rules? Sovereignty, Nationalism, and the Fate of Freedom in the Twenty-first Century (Encounter Books), Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism (Encounter Books).  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), Against the Idols of the Age (Transaction), an anthology of writings by the Australian philosopher David Stove, and Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus.

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 and is Chairman of the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale. He is the recipient of a Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the Thomas L. Phillips Career Achievement Award from the Fund for American Studies, both in 2019 

January 24, 2021

Sovereignty or submission: a symposium

The New Criterion  hosted “Sovereignty or Submission,” a conference in Washington, D.C., in fall 2019. 

Roger Kimball introduces “Sovereignty or Sumbission”

Tucker Carlson’s Keynote Address at “Sovereignty or Submission”                           

James Piereson on the American Nation

John Fonte on Sovereignty and its Enemies

Michael Anton on the “Liberal International Order”

Angelo  M. Codevilla on Collective and Individual Liberty                                 

John O’Sullivan on the National Consensus

Victor Davis Hanson on Citizenship


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