Ben Weingarten is a senior fellow at the London Center for Policy Research. He writes on national security and foreign policy, economics, and politics for publications including City Journal, Conservative Review, The Federalist and PJ Media. He is the founder and CEO of ChangeUp Media, a media consulting and production company dedicated to advancing conservative principles. Ben is also a 2015 Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute. You can find his work at benweingarten.com, and follow him on Twitter @bhweingarten.
Jack Fowler, longtime Publisher of National Review, sits down with Ben Weingarten of Encounter Books to discuss William F. Buckley’s “The Unmaking of a Mayor,” recently re-released on the 50th anniversary of Buckley’s 1965 New York mayoral campaign. During the interview, Jack and Ben discuss the parallels between 1965 New York and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York today, the sclerotic Leftist political scene Buckley encountered, Buckley’s disdain for the Republican Establishment and its parallels to today, what possessed Buckley to decide seemingly on a whim to throw his hat into the ring for Mayor as a Conservative Party candidate, his anti-campaign and political lessons for today, the vicious identity politics of the day and how Buckley neutralized it and much much more.More