The William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale recently announced that in January 2014, it will move into the William Howard Taft Mansion at 111 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. The property was once owned by 27th President of the United States and former Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft. Roger Kimball M. Phil ’82, is the Buckley Program’s chairman of the board. Mr. Kimball is also an Academic Advisor to the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) as well as Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books.

According to Kimball: “With its move to the former Taft Mansion in New Haven, The William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale has abandoned its peripatetic status. It henceforth will enjoy local habitation as well as a name as it continues its work bringing lux and veritas to the tenebrous corners of the Yale community and the world beyond. It is consoling to know that politically mature scholars and commentators will now have a welcoming roof in New Haven under which to congregate.”

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