Interviews

Interview with Rich Lowry

On February 13, 2020, the Buckley Program hosted a public lecture and dinner seminar with Rich Lowry to […]

Interview with Dr. Jay Winik

“My message is our democracy is very strong, and institutions are very strong. This isn’t the first time in history where we have had internal chaos”

A Conversation with Jonah Goldberg

I think one of the healthy things for young conservatives is that they understand that there’s a moral and philosophical component that is distinct from just all the wins and all the “liberal tears are delicious” garbage. Owning that is a good thing. It is a healthy thing.

Interview with Michael Johns, Co-Founder of the U.S. Tea Party Movement

“…the real victory of the Tea Party movement is creating an avenue for centrist political activism for Americans who share our three founding principles: adherence to the U.S. Constitution, limited government, and lower taxes. Many Americans who share these values were standing demoralized on the sidelines because they had no one they really identified with. It is the Tea Party movement that said, ‘We know things look bleak. We know we have no political leverage right now in Washington. We know you feel kicked and downtrodden. But things are going to change, and we are going to change them.’”

Content originally published in The Politic.

Interview with AEI’s Peter Wallison

“We are going to have another serious crisis because the problems that caused the crisis of 2008 have not been solved. In fact, they haven’t even been touched. When it occurs, I can guarantee you people won’t say ‘the government should get out.’ People are going to say ‘we need more government control over the housing business,’ and that’s what will have caused the problem.”

The Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez on American Identity

In the face of increased prevalence of so-called “buzzwords” like “identity politics” and “lived experience,” the William F. Buckley Program had the chance to hear from a speaker who specializes in this atomization of American culture and politics, and has consistently worked across the spectrum to fix it.