One of "The 50 Best Magazines…" (Veiled Subscription Pitch)

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I'm happy to announce that Reason has once again made the Chicago Tribune's annual list of "The 50 Best Magazines," this time charting at number 37:

The ideological conservatives have sharply raised their publishing game in recent years with the Weekly Standard and the National Review. Lesser-known but even more engaging is this monthly libertarian publication, which is especially good at putting the politically right-leaning to the test when it comes to a less-government-is-better ideology. How can you not want to read a story headlined "Blogging Bigmouths Botch Bomber Brouhaha" (on dumb conspiracy theories claiming Islanic terrorism inspired a University of Oklahoma suicide last year)?

Whole list here. Longtime readers may recall that we also made the list in 2003 (its first year) and 2004.

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  1. I love Reason as much as the next guy, but take this list with a grain of salt. The Oprah Magazine was #25.

  2. Dude, there’s 50 different magazines out there? What the hell are all these weirdo’s reading?

  3. “(on dumb conspiracy theories claiming
    Islanic terrorism inspired a University of Oklahoma suicide last year)?”

    Islanic.. is that like half Islandic half Islamic?

    Would the Trib make top 50 with that kind of editing?

  4. It’s too bad they lumped Reason in as a conservative magazine. I think there’s little hope libertarianism will catch on with the wider public until

    1. They stop referring to us as conservatives but instead as what we are, true liberals

    2. They argue with us on the points we believe and not on the straw men they have built up for us.

  5. Ahhh…just when you think you couldn’t get a more disturbing image than the Carpet Humping Guy you guys go an add that horrid closeup of Ann Coulter. We need to see the Pillow Girl right now to counteract this abomination!

  6. Congratulations!

    You know, I already subscribe but I’m thinking seriously about buying a Reason subscription for some strategic venue. Maybe to put in a doctor’s waiting room? Or buy a subscription for a member of Congress? I’m sure the Congressman won’t read it but somebody on the staff might help himself to a free magazine from the pile of discarded mail?

    Any suggestions on where to send a subscription so that it might do some good?

  7. Dr T,
    Send it to one of NV’s polititians. There are some strong libertarian tenencies that NV seems to be veering away from.

  8. Um, this is a little off-topic, but, “The ideological conservatives have sharply raised their publishing game in recent years with the Weekly Standard and the National Review”?

    Ok, I’ll give them the Weekly Standard, but National Review has been around for 50 years.

    At least they put the Economist first, but Vogue Knitting? Come on.

  9. I’m sure the Congressman won’t read it but somebody on the staff might help himself to a free magazine from the pile of discarded mail?

    Considering Hustler is likely to be in that same pile, I don’t see Reason getting much, err, use.

  10. Ok, I’ll give them the Weekly Standard, but National Review has been around for 50 years.

    I won’t give em the Weekly Standard either cuz it’s not actually conservative. The neocon philosophy in neither new or conservative.

  11. Idjits

    Notice, Treasonoids, that Whole Dog Biscuit even beat you out at 31. How do you espect to compeat with The Ann for readers when you can’t even compeat with artikels devoted to wether or not you should slip capuchino chips into your pet’s feed.

    Again, Idjits.

    P.S. Death to Hankerchiefs!!!

  12. I read Reason each month religiously. Right after I’m done reading Cat Fancy from cover to cover.

  13. this is pretty faint praise. You guys were beaten by SPIN??? “Not pretentious?” Well, if that’s a veiled term for “derivative, biased, and overwhelmingly stupid.”

    You wuz gypped!

  14. Any suggestions on where to send a subscription so that it might do some good?

    I was thinking of putting old issues in the waiting room of my county’s land planning department. They have a newsweek in there from 2002.

  15. I guess one can be cynical about the other mags on the list. Nevertheless, I say excellent! And congratulations.

    (Now maybe you can set your sights on making the list of “Top 50,000 Blog Servers”…)

    (I shall now tempt a slapdown by ironic fate as I hit the “post” button.)

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