Roger Kimball, an American art critic and social commentator, is the editor and publisher of The New Criterion and the president and publisher of Encounter Books. He first gained prominence in the early 1990s with the publication of his book Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education. He currently serves on the board of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the board of Transaction Publishers and as a Visitor of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college based in Savannah, Georgia. He also served on the Board of Visitors of St. John's College (Annapolis and Santa Fe).
Kimball lectures widely and is a frequent contributor to many newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Spectator, The New Criterion, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Sun, Modern Painters, Literary Review, The Public Interest, Commentary, The New York Times Book Review, The Sunday Telegraph, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, and The National Interest. Kimball is also a regular contributor to The New Criterion's weblog. In the autumn of 2007 he inaugurated Roger's Rules, a regular column at the PJ Media weblog, which was launched in the spring of 2006.
In addition to Tenured Radicals, Kimball is the author of The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America, Experiments Against Reality: The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Age, Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse, Art's Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity, The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia.