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September 29, 2017

“Populism and its critics”: a symposium.

A conference with New Criterion editors and contributors.

Please join the editors of The New Criterion for a day-long conference with Members of London’s Social Affairs Unit on “Populism and its critics: how conservatives should respond to the populist challenge.

The term “populist” has been applied to charismatic leaders who appeal directly to the people, over the heads of patrician elites: a broad range of leaders, from Julius Caesar to Adolf Hitler, have borne the moniker. No useful purpose is served by comparing Donald Trump to Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, or anybody else. His presidency doesn’t mean that American democracy is in danger, any more than Brexit means that Britain has succumbed to xenophobia. Nevertheless, populism does pose serious challenges to conservatives.  There is the risk that the attack on new progressive elites will be used to attack all elites. Our conference proposes to ask how conservatives should respond to the challenges of the new politics.

We hope you will be able to join us for this timely discussion. Participants will include David Azerrad, Jeremy Black, Chris Buskirk, Douglas Carswell, Michael Gleba, Philip Hamburger, Daniel Johnson, Roger Kimball, Andrew C. McCarthy, Christopher Montgomery, Michael Mosbacher, George Nash, and James Piereson.

RSVP to Andrew Shea ([email protected] or 212.247.6980) for more information.


April 26, 2017

Fifth Edmund Burke Award Gala

The New Criterion’s Fifth Edmund Burke Award Gala honored Philippe de Montebello, who served as the museum director of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than three decades. Please enjoy these highlights from a special night and consider becoming a Friend of The New Criterion at



October 21, 2016

“The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera”: A symposium on museums

The New Criterion  hosted "The Future of Permanence in an Age of Ephemera," a symposium on museums at the Consulate General of France on October 21, 2016. Please enjoy photos from the event below and consider joining us as a Friend of The New Criterion for all invitations to all of our talks and symposia at




September 08, 2016

Poetry party for Michael Spence

Join the editors of The New Criterion as we celebrate the release of Michael Spence’s New Criterion Poetry Prize–winning book, Umbilical

Thursday, September 8 at 5:30 P.M. This is a Friends and Young Friends of The New Criterion event. R.S.V.P. to Eric Simpson for location: [email protected]


August 06, 2016

New Criterion evening in the Berkshires

Please join the editors of The New Criterion for an evening of dinner, conversation, and music in the Berkshire mountains. The evening will feature musical performances by Eric C. Simpson, Richard J. Miller, and Alexandra Kimball.

Saturday, August 6, 6:30 P.M. R.S.V.P. for location: [email protected]


April 21, 2016

Fourth Edmund Burke Award Gala


Statesman, theorist, and philosopher: The work of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) is as pertinent today is has ever been. Last year, celebrating our thirty-third season, The New Criterion honored Charles Murray with the third annual Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society. This year we are delighted to honor the distinguished writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali with the fourth iteration of the award. Please join us on April 21 as we celebrate her work at a gala dinner in New York City.

RSVP here.


March 29, 2016

“The Climate Surprise: Why CO2 is Good for the Earth”

The New Criterion and the CO2 Coalition invite you to a conference on The Climate Surprise: Why CO2 is Good for the Earth with keynote speaker Mark Steyn. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Conference: 9:00–12:00
Luncheon: 12:00–2:00

The Princeton Club
15 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036

This is a Friends and Young Friends of The New Criterion event.

Space is limited and registration is required.

RSVP to Benjamin Riley
[email protected] or 212-247-6980


March 07, 2016

Friends and Young Friends Event: Criterion Books celebrates the release of Anthony Daniels’s new book, “Good and Evil in the Garden of Art”

Criterion Books invites you to celebrate the publication of Anthony Daniels’s new book, Good and Evil in the Garden of Art. This collection of essays from the pages of The New Criterion features Anthony’s characteristic wit and perspicacity and is the fourth publication of Criterion Books.


This is a Friends and Young Friends of The New Criterion event. For location and time, RSVP to Benjamin Riley, [email protected], 212.247.6980


October 16, 2015

Young Friends Event: Gowanus Beat Nite

The editors invite the Young Friends to an insider tour of Brooklyn's art event of the season with James Panero. Produced by Jason Andrew and organized by the non-profit art gallery Norte Maar, Beat Nite is an evening gallery crawl featuring a special selection of ten alternative art spaces in Gowanus, Brooklyn. This year's incarnation will take place on Friday, October 16 from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.

This is a Young Friends Event. Join us starting at 6:30pm as we take an exclusive tour of the event followed by an after-party at the Gemini and Scorpio loft. RSVP to Eric Simpson (simpson [at] or 212-247-6980 for additional details.


October 15, 2015

Friends and Young Friends Event: Book Launch Party with David Pryce-Jones

The editors of The New Criterion invite you to celebrate the publication of David Pryce Jones's Fault Lines. This moving recollection of David's exciting and tumultuous life lived at the forefront of major historical events, is the third publication of Criterion Books.

Please join us for light refreshments at 6.00 PM on Thursday, October 15. This is a Friends and Young Friends of The New Criterion event. Space is limited. RSVP to Benjamin Riley, (riley[at] or 212.247.6980, for location.