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Human Events is a weekly conservative magazine founded in 1944. The magazine takes its name from the first sentence of the United States Declaration of Independence which reads "When in the course of human events..."

Thomas S. Winter is the editor-in-chief and Jed Babbin is the online editor[1]. Notable columnists include Michael Reagan, Ann Coulter, Oliver North, and Robert Novak. Human Events is published by Eagle Publishing of Washington, DC, and is a sister company of Regnery Publishing.

According to journalist Richard Reeves, Human Events was former President Ronald Reagan's favorite paper. During face-to-face Cold War negotiations, Reagan told Mikhail Gorbachev that he could not give up the Strategic Defense Initiative because the editors of Human Events, "the so-called right wing, and esteemed journalists, who were the first to criticize him," were "kicking his brains out" over the defense system they supported[2].

Prominent former Human Events contributors have included Timothy P. Carney, David Freddoso, Robert Bluey, Amanda Carpenter and Matt Lewis.

Top 10 lists

Human Events regularly puts out top ten lists.

Harmful Books

Human Events put out a list of Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries[3]:

  1. The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  2. Mein Kampf, by Adolf Hitler
  3. Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong, by Mao Zedong
  4. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, by Alfred Kinsey
  5. Democracy and Education, by John Dewey
  6. Das Kapital, by Karl Marx
  7. The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan
  8. The Course of Positive Philosophy, by Auguste Comte
  9. Beyond Good and Evil, by Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, by John Maynard Keynes

Twenty books received honorable mention, including The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin, and Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson.

This list of the "most harmful" books has several ones in common with the list, published by the conservative Intercollegiate Studies Institute, of the books that they consider "The Fifty Worst Books of the Century".

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