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The Decline and Fall of Imprimis

Imprimis, the newsletter of Hillsdale College, was once an important part of the libertarian/conservative literary canon, with contributions from people like Henry Hazlitt, Arthur Shenfield, F. A. Hayek, Ben Rogge, Erik Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, M. E. Bradford, Russell Kirk, Malcolm Muggeridge, Forrest McDonald, Sidney Hook, and James Buchanan. Hayek’s important essay, “Coping with Ignorance,” discussing his intellectual relationship with Mises, appeared in the July 1978 issue.

No mas. Today’s Imprimis features the likes of John Bolton, Dick Armey, Victor Davis Hanson, Fred Barnes, Brit Hume, and Frank Gaffney. Yes, these essays are just as thoughtful and provocative as you’d expect. The most recent issue ran a piece by that Deep Thinker and Highly Regarded Person of Letters, Michelle Malkin. Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

Guys, save yourselves a few cents in postage and stop cluttering my mailbox with stuff I can pick up just as easily from Fox News.

Peter G. Klein is a Research Fellow, Associate Editor of The Independent Review, and Member of the Board of Advisors of the Center on Culture and Civil Society at the Independent Institute.
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