(American Spectator) -- Four years ago, Newsweek proclaimed "the end of conservatism." Newsweek announced this week that it would reach its end as a print publication on New Year's Eve. Don't expect conservatives to break into "Auld Lang Syne."
Henry Hazlitt, whose "Business Tides" column graced Newsweek's pages from 1946 to 1966, got an early bead on the magazine's downward spiral when the Graham family publishing tycoons purchased the magazine in the early sixties. The Economics in One Lesson author didn't exactly predict his employer would spike the biggest sex scandal in American political history or run a demeaning cover photo of a conservative woman in running shorts. But when Newsweek axed Hazlitt after writing articles that had run afoul of the Graham family's liberal politics, he knew it was not the same magazine that had hired him. Hazlitt could see the writing on the wall once he couldn't see his writing on Newsweek's pages.