Henry Regnery, Sr.

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The late Henry Regnery, Sr. (1912-1996) founded in 1947 what is now known as Regnery Publishing, which was acquired in 1993 by Eagle Publishing. His "right-leaning corporate philosophy" manifested in the publishing of "'good books,' as he wrote in the company's first catalogue, 'wherever we find them.' Works by Regnery's friends among the nascent conservative intelligentsia soon followed, including Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind, William F. Buckley, Jr.'s God and Man at Yale, Whittaker Chambers's Witness, and Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative."[1]

"Before conservatism had a name, let alone a coherent body of theory, Henry was a conservative. In the dark days immediately after the Second World War when the forces of collectivism and centralization of power seemed everywhere triumphant, Henry was one of the founding fathers of what came to be called conservatism. In early 1944 Henry, Frank C. Hanighen, and Felix Morley pooled their talents and resources and founded Human Events [a conservative foreign policy review]. From this action grew a series of pamphlets which for distinction in authorship, cogency in reasoning and importance in analysis were unequaled in America in the mid 1940s. Out of Human Events and these pamphlets developed the Henry Regnery Company which we can now see was one of the most influential and innovating presses in the post World War II period and today continues its distinguished record."[2][3]

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