The mention of Regnery elicits thoughts of seminal conservative books such as Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind (1953) and God and Man at Yale (1951) . . .Henry Regnery famously said that turning a profit would be a sure sign that they were doing something wrong. . .Recent years have seen the company shed its old reputation for a new one--as a publisher of right-wing polemics bent on bruising Left-liberal icons. . .
Regnery has sold lots of books in the last decade, but they produce ephemeral fluff. The Conservative Mind is more than fifty years old and it will be read in fifty years from now. I doubt that any of Regnery's current crop of best sellers will be read as well.