In September 2016 The New Criterion embarked upon its thirty-fifth season with a special, expanded issue. This issue also marked the starting point for a special anniversary initiative, a year-long series of essays on the perils and promises of populism, a topic of recently enhanced interest not only in the United States but throughout the Western world.
This series begins in the September 2016 issue with a long historical overview of the phenomenon of populism in the United States by the distinguished historian of American conservatism George H. Nash. The February 2017 issue features an exploration of competing strains of populist politics by National Review Institute Fellow Andrew C. McCarthy. Other contributors to the series include Daniel Hannan, Roger Kimball, James Piereson, Fred Siegel, and Barry Strauss. The ten essays in the series will be published in book form next year.
The New Criterion, a Program of the Foundation for Cultural Review, supported by the Bradley Foundation.