Reflection on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at 100

"In lieu of a simple overview of the author’s life and achievements, experts Jay Nordlinger and Daniel Mahoney balanced interesting facts on Solzhenitsyn and personal anecdotes about their own experiences with his work...by understanding Solzhenitsyn, first and foremost, as another human being rather than just an artistic genius, they added a new dimension to his works."

Restoring Civility with Governor Jeb Bush

"[Governor Bush] highlighted that 'our politics mirror culture.' In his eyes, insults took precedence in 2016 not just as a result of the actions of our politicians, but because the culture of America condoned and even endorsed them."

Reject the Decline of American Pop Music

By: Abhay Rangray Music is one of the most fascinating aspects of a nation’s culture. Music not only reflects the mores and values of a given culture but also acts as a medium for emotional expression and human exaltation. Looking at the current state of popular music however, one finds troubling trends. For a variety... Continue Reading →

Honorable Mention: Buckley High School Essay Contest

By: Zain Anthar The following essay received an honorable mention at the Buckley Program’s spring semester high school essay contest. The topic was “What can we learn from William F. Buckley, Jr. today?”.  In today’s media landscape, political discussions have swayed towards partisanship at the expense of meaningful, probing dialogue. Politicians opt to conduct interviews with their... Continue Reading →

Third Place: Buckley High School Essay Contest

By: Gabrielle Vozzi The following essay was the third-place winner of the Buckley Program’s spring semester high school essay contest. The topic was “What can we learn from William F. Buckley, Jr. today?”.  Today, the United States is a divided nation as political polarization can be seen in every corner of the country. Now, more... Continue Reading →

Second Place: Buckley High School Essay Contest

By: Calla Bai The following essay was the second-place winner of the Buckley Program’s spring semester high school essay contest. The topic was “What can we learn from William F. Buckley, Jr. today?”.  Champion of conservatism and celebrated founder of the National Review, William F. Buckley Jr. was one of the most influential figures in... Continue Reading →

First Place: Buckley High School Essay Contest

By: Emma Weinheimer The following essay was the winner of the Buckley Program’s spring semester high school essay contest. The topic was “What can we learn from William F. Buckley, Jr. today?”.  William F. Buckley, Jr., certainly was a strong, conservative political mind with much to offer to the world. One could meander for hours through his... Continue Reading →

Third Place: Buckley College Essay Contest

By: Sophie Dillon The following essay was the third-place winner of the Buckley Program’s spring semester essay contest. The topic was “What can we learn from William F. Buckley, Jr. today?”.  Last November, America experienced one of its most surprising elections to date, when Donald Trump edged out a win in a presidential race so close... Continue Reading →

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