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The New Criterion was founded as a bold experiment in critical audacity. Nearly forty years later, this once-fledgling magazine is now an indelible voice for culture and the arts.

Our readers recognize the importance of the work that we do, and we are eternally grateful for their steadfast support. We have always considered our readers and supporters to be a small club—a circle—joined together by a shared devotion to what Matthew Arnold called “the best that has been thought and said.”

It is with this in mind that we created the Supporters Circle of The New Criterion. With a donation of $100 or more, you can count yourself among our Supporters Circle and enjoy exclusive benefits with your membership.

All Supporters Circle members receive an invitation to join The New Criterion for a special annual lecture. This year’s lecture, “The Founders’ priceless legacy,” was delivered by the urban scholar and historian Myron Magnet, our second annual and current Visiting Critic. Last year’s talk, titled “Leninthink,” given by our Russia expert Gary Saul Morson, was a signal event of the season. Click here to make a contribution and join our Supporters Circle.


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