It’s very had to keep any printed publication alive in today’s world of internet access to everything.
It started as a newsletter in 1944, and in the 1940's, each issue consisted of about twelve 8.5 X 11-inch pages using a single- and double-spaced pica typeface. It featured some of the best conservative and libertarian writers of the day, including Frank Chodorov, Edna Lonigan, Freda Utley, Felix Morley and William Henry Chamberlin. By the mid-1950's, it was still an 8.5 X 11-inch newsletter, usually arranged in two columns and with a smaller font.
The newsletter added additional pages in 1960 and adapted a tabloid format in 1963, which it has maintained until today.
The Human Events Mission Statement
The Declaration of Independence begins: When in the course of Human Events In reporting the news, Human Eventsthe nations first conservative weeklyis objective. We aim for accurate presentation of all the facts. But we are not impartial. We look at events through eyes that favor limited constitutional government, local self-government, private enterprise and individual freedom. These were the principles that inspired the Founding Fathers. We believe that today the same principles will preserve freedom in America.
Human Events has been the nations leading conservative voice since we were established in 1944. Our reporters and contributors are among the nations most influential and powerful conservative voices, heard and trusted on Main Street and on Capitol Hill.
Human Events is the news source President Reagan called his favorite newspaper and we still hold high the Reaganesque principles of free enterprise, limited government and, above all, a staunch, unwavering defense of American freedom.
The Human Events print edition has had distribution difficulties for decades.
The Post Office often just threw them in the dumpster rather than deliver them. Sometimes they would be delivered months late.
This is very sad news. I remember getting it as a kid (actually, my parents’ subscription) and enjoying it. I looked forward to reading it. I prefer hard copies to reading on the web.
The Limbaugh Letter just went Digital.
Well, I haven’t gotten the print edition in many years but I sure hope they stay online.
and it actually IS conservative unlike a lot of “conservative media”
In two years, I would have been a subscriber for 50 years. Started the January after Goldwater lost. Hate to see it go, but the attempted format change over the past year has been a disappointment. Will particularly miss John Gizzi, and the biennial Race of the Week feature. Have all my old copies in boxes... oh well.