Lectures & Conversations
A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Alvin S. Felzenberg, Richard Brookhiser (moderator)
Tue, May 16th, 2017 | 6:30 pm
(Members $24)


Famous for his personal charm, extraordinary wit, and ability to draw on a vast network of contacts, William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential conservative writer, activist, and organizer of the postwar era. Join us for an enlightening talk on the man who was close personal friends with Nancy and Ronald Reagan but broke with George W. Bush over the Iraq War.

Alvin S. Felzenberg is the author of A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. Richard Brookhiser (moderator) is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and a senior editor for National Review magazine.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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