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Roger Kimball, Source: The New Criterion

Roger Kimball (b. 1953) is a conservative U.S. art critic and social commentator.


From the Encounter Books biography:

"Roger Kimball is co-editor and publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He is also an art critic for the London Spectator and National Review. He is the author, most recently, of The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art (Encounter Books, 2004).
Mr. Kimball is also the author of Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity (Ivan R. Dee, 2003), Lives of The Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse (Ivan R. Dee, 2002), Experiments Against Reality: The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Era (Ivan R. Dee, 2000), The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America (Encounter Books, 2000), and Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education (HarperCollins, 1990). A new edition of Tenured Radicals, revised and expanded, was published by Ivan R. Dee, in 1998.
Mr. Kimball lectures widely, has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and has contributed to many publications here [US] and in England, including The New Criterion, The Times Literary Supplement, Modern Painters, Literary Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Public Interest, Commentary, The Spectator, The New York Times Book Review, The Sunday Telegraph, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, First Things, American Outlook, Crisis, National Review, and The National Interest."[1]

Encounter Books: Published Works

  • The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art
  • Lengthened Shadows: America and Its Institutions in the Twenty-First Century
  • The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America[2]

Kimball on 'The War on Terror'

"I applaud the president's stalwart war on terrorism. That, I believe, is a difficult but winnable conflict. The idea that America's freedom and security depend upon the replacement of tyranny with liberty the world over strikes me as a campaign against evil itself. That conflict, alas, is likely to be less easily won."[3]


Contact, References and Resources


Blog: Roger's Rules – a regular column at the Pajamas Media weblog launched in the Autumn 2007/
Blog: Armavirumque



  1. Text taken from: Encounter Books, About Us
  2. Encounter Books, About Roger Kimball
  3. Roger Kimball, The National Review, W. & Fukuyama: Freedom and Ends, 21 Jan 2005.