National Review

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National Review

description Right-wing conservative political magazine
Area of ​​Expertise politics
language English
First edition 1955
Frequency of publication twice a month
Editor-in-chief Jonah Goldberg

National Review (NR) is a conservative - libertarian political magazine based in the United States . It has its editorial office in New York City and appears biweekly. The online version of National Review Online bills itself as "America's most read magazine and website for conservative news, commentary and opinion." (“America's most widely read and influential magazine and web site for conservative news, commentary, and opinion.”) It was founded in 1955 by the conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr.

The printed version of the magazine can also be read online by subscribers.


The history of the National Review is closely linked to the development of the conservative movement in the United States after World War II . William F. Buckley Jr., a graduate of the Ivy League at Yale and later a CIA employee, criticized what he considered to be the liberal attitude of his university and first caught on with his book God and Man at Yale . With a group of authors consisting of traditionalists, Catholic intellectuals, libertarians and ex-communists, Buckley founded the magazine in 1955.

Contents and positions

One of the National Review's central beliefs is that centralized government should only exist to protect the lives, liberty, and property of citizens. He believes that all further parliamentary activities restrict freedom and hinder progress in the country. The National Review describes itself as libertarian .

The AllSides side , which evaluates the political direction of the US media, writes that the NR has a “far right bias”.

In January 2016, the editors of the National Review declared themselves against Donald Trump in an editorial . His presidential candidacy is not to be supported from a conservative point of view. Trump is an opportunist and "a threat to American conservatism, as he would trample on the work of generations" to represent a "ruthless and crude populism".


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ National Review - Media Bias / Fact Check . In: Media Bias / Fact Check . ( [accessed February 21, 2018]).
  2. a b National Review . In: AllSides . October 19, 2012 ( [accessed February 20, 2018]).
  3. ^ Against Trump National Review, January 22, 2016, accessed February 5, 2020