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A Message From The Editor
Tuesday 24th January 2017

We apologise to subscribers for the absence of a February issue. The next issue of Standpoint will be the March one, which will be published on February 23. All subscribers will still receive the usual ten issues a year. Subscribers and other regular readers will notice some changes in the March issue, but we hope that you will like our new, leaner look, as well as exciting new writers.

Standpoint is the only magazine that is dedicated to the defence of Western civilisation — the values we have inherited from our Judaeo-Christian, classical, medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment past. In the nine years since it was launched, Standpoint’s print and online circulation has risen steadily to make it one of the most respected intellectual periodicals not only in Britain, but in the world.

Charles Moore describes it as “highly cultured but boldly counter-cultural — a rare and irresistible combination”. Rabbi Lord Sacks finds in it “a moral voice at a time when one is most needed. Under the expert guidance of Daniel Johnson, Standpoint helps its readers navigate through a rapidly changing world.” Americans, too, listen to this voice: John Bolton, former US ambassador to the UN, calls it “a British magazine with transatlantic, indeed global reach” that is “increasingly influential in America as well as the UK”, while the writer Cynthia Ozick sees it as “the Great Dissenter among contemporary journals”.

Covering politics, religion, science, the arts and the humanities, Standpoint is what Niall Ferguson calls “an island of seriousness in an ocean of trivia”, where readers will find essays on literature, music, philosophy or art, plus poetry and fiction, alongside analysis of Trump, Brexit and other domestic, economic or foreign affairs. Independent and non-partisan, Standpoint is seen by Sir Roger Scruton as “the only intellectual monthly of a broadly conservative outlook that we have in Britain”. Subscriptions have risen by more than 60 per cent in the past five years.

Standpoint enjoys charitable status and is heavily dependent on donations by philanthropic foundations and individuals. In 2017, total revenue is projected to be £470,000, of which donations are expected to contribute two thirds, some £315,000. We are cutting expenditure by 40 per cent to a projected £450,000, of which just over two thirds (£320,000) will be editorial costs. The magazine employs just four full-time staff. However, despite recently securing large one-off donations, Standpoint’s medium term future remains uncertain. To continue its mission, the magazine urgently needs new donors. In the era of global terrorism and uncontrolled migration, internal and external threats to our values and identity, that mission to preserve Western civilisation has never been more necessary.

Thank you for your continued support!
Daniel Johnson, Editor
April 4th, 2017
5:04 PM
Standpoint and the Spectator publish the best there is on the subjects covered. I buy them at WH Smiths here in Newcastle. The Sanity Clause scene in the Marx Brothers film A Night At The Opera (Youtube) should be a required pleasure for all Brexit negotiators and media commentators.

Dan S
February 23rd, 2017
9:02 AM
An excellent magazine - i've read every issue and hope it continues to provoke intellectual debate, challenge the political narrative and sell more copies!

Adam McCarthy
February 22nd, 2017
10:02 AM
You employ Norman Lebrecht to write about music. This gives you a credibility problem which is why I never can buy the magazine.

Julian P
February 11th, 2017
10:02 AM
Standpoint magazine has filled an important intellectual space, it is essential that it continues, particularly at this very uncertain moment in our history. The appparent dissolution of the traditional left / Right divide that has charecterised intellectual & politcal life in the west since the French revolution heralds a potentially fertile period for thought and life. We need Standpoint to be there to comment, interpret and look at things in new ways.

David Pelta
February 5th, 2017
1:02 AM
I have greatly enjoyed reading every issue since Standpoint was first published. Often I have had to read the editorials twice to fully comprehend the depth of enlightened thinking that they portray. Daniel Johnson deserves the highest journalistic recognition for his professionalism and bravery in challenging the status quo of so much contemporary political thinking. So many of your contributors standout as giants of moral thinking and quality journalism. I hope this is only a temporary difficulty and may Standpoint go from strength to strength.

January 31st, 2017
2:01 AM
You're my favorite magazine. I first read you in Ireland back in 2011 or so and am now a subscriber. I stopped my economist subscription because of their fatuous promotion of illegal immigration, and their dedicating 3 pages to an obituary of pop singer Prince and two to Fidel Castro, for example.-A sign of their newfound direction, I say. Sincerely sad.

Rachael Webb
January 30th, 2017
10:01 PM
It is unfortunate timing that the next issue of Standpoint is delayed at the time that Trump signs his most controversial Executive Order. I can't wait to read what Standpoint's writers make of it all; I find the hysteria of most MPs and the liberal media rather tiresome, not to mention the sheer hypocrisy of the likes of Corbyn and Chakrabarti.

January 29th, 2017
3:01 PM
I am a regular reader and very much enjoy your output, except for the occassional unanalytical Trump bashing that comes around from time to time. I very much look forward to the next issue. Keep it going, as I couldn't bear the left wing 'Spectator' classing itself as the only major 'Conservative' publication on the block.

ephraim mandel
January 27th, 2017
6:01 AM
Mr.Johnson +You have created a publication that is intellectually indispensable in these ground shifting torrential times.

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