Standpoint (magazine)

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Executive editorAndreas Campomar
Former editorsDaniel Johnson, 2008 - 2018; Michael Mosbacher, 2018 - 2019; Edward Lucas, 2019 - 2020
Categoriespolitics, world affairs, arts and culture
Frequencyten times per year
First issueJune 2008
CompanySocial Affairs Unit Magazines Limited
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish Edit this at Wikidata

Standpoint is a monthly British cultural and political magazine. Its premier issue was published in June 2008.[1]

Standpoint is based in London and was co-founded by Daniel Johnson, Miriam Gross, Jonathan Foreman and Michael Mosbacher; Johnson was its first editor,[2] but announced that he was standing down in 2018.[3]

In 2019, editor Edward Lucas said that the magazine was to be "a lively champion of unfashionable causes such as the virtues of western civilisation and transatlanticism".[4] Later that year, he also said: "We fight culture wars vigorously, mix polemic with mockery, and are all in favour of triggering people."[3]

The magazine is run by the Social Affairs Unit, a spinoff charity of a neoliberal economic thinktank, the Institute of Economic Affairs. It was initially funded by British Marine chairman Alan Bekhor and then by other rich donors,[5] such as Jeremy Hosking, who donated £850,000 in 2019.[6] In 2008, Amol Rajan described Standpoint as "beautifully presented and intellectually aggressive, on seeing its first edition one former editor of a national broadsheet described it to The Independent as 'a neocon rag'".[1]


  1. ^ a b Rajan, Amol (29 December 2008). "Will Standpoint fall at the first hurdle?". The Independent. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. ^ Semenchenko, Oleksa (June 1, 2008). "World: 'Standpoint' Looks To Move The Earth". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  3. ^ a b "The Londoner: Right wing mag ready to relaunch". August 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Mayhew, Freddy (2 September 2019). "Times columnist takes helm at monthly Standpoint magazine". Press Gazette. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Can 'Prospect' and 'Standpoint' be the best of enemies?". The Independent. October 23, 2011.
  6. ^ Fortado, Lindsay; Fletcher, Laurence (June 17, 2019). "City financier Jeremy Hosking donates £850,000 to Standpoint magazine".

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