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"The Unmaking of a Mayor" Book Club
Please join us for our summer book club featuring The Unmaking of a Mayor by William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Unmaking of a Mayor is a time capsule of the political atmosphere of America in the spring of 1965, diagnosing the multitude of ills that plagued New York and other major cities: crime, narcotics, transportation, racial bias, mismanagement, taxes, and the problems of housing, police, and education. Buckley’s nimble dissection of these issues constitutes an excellent primer of conservative thought.

A good pathologist, Buckley shows that the diseases afflicting New York City in 1965 were by no means of a unique strain, and compared them with issues that beset the country at large. Buckley offers a prescient vision of the Republican Party and America’s two-party system that will be of particular interest to today’s conservatives. The Unmaking of a Mayor ends with a wistful glance at what might have been in 1965—and what might yet be.

This three-week book club will consist of Zoom webinar conversations led by NRI fellow Jay Nordlinger with a special final call with Neal B. Freeman who worked on the Buckley campaign and wrote the foreword for the book.
Jul 13, 2020 05:30 PM
Jul 20, 2020 05:30 PM
Jul 27, 2020 05:30 PM
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