National Review is a conservative magazine founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley. It was an important publication in the New Right. Buckley sought to establish a new "fusionist" conservative movement combining fiscal conservatism with traditionalist social conservatism and a pro-intervention hawkish foreign policy particularly as regards the Cold War. Thus he soon ostracized from his new conservative movement those who held atheist or other socially liberal views such as Ayn Rand, and those who held isolationist or antiwar foreign policy views such as Murray Rothbard and much of the Old Right. Buckley's acting as a gatekeeper for what was acceptable in late 20th century conservatism was one of several things leading to the development of libertarianism as a separate movement from conservatism.
- Whitaker Chambers reviews Atlas Shrugged from National Review, December 28, 1957. A good example of this magazine's snide dismissal of libertarian thought.