Some good things that happened in 1968: LBJ announced he wouldn't run for reelection; Hair opened up on Broadway, sounding the death knell for hippies; Bob Beaman won the long jump at the Mexico City Olympics in a phenomenal record-setting performance; The Beatles released what became known as The White Album.
Some notable births in 1968: Lucy Lawless, Tony Hawk, Traci Lords, Vanilla Ice, and reason magazine.
Since that first issue of reason appeared 40 years ago, one of our hallmarks—whether in print, online, or video—has been to offer a true libertarian alternative that challenges and transcends the conventional, played-out politics of right vs. left, liberal vs. conservative, Kang vs. Kodos.
That's why we're surely the only magazine that's been praised by both Rush Limbaugh ("a magazine for everybody….a good, good magazine") and Bill Moyers ("Month in and month out, you won't read a smarter magazine").
Please give what you can today to help us blast through the next 40 years, championing "Free Minds and Free Markets" and taking no prisoners in political, cultural, and journalistic battles. reason is the only outlet where you'll see consistent defenses of gay rights and gun rights, nanotechnology and free trade, the First Amendment and the 10th Amendment, and much, much more. If it's about freedom, we're all over it like…Joe Biden on a gaffe or lipstick on a pitbull.
Like no one else, reason challenges the settled views of conservatives and liberals like Limbaugh and Moyers, and we help create the next generation of libertarians through our principled case for individual liberty in all aspects of human activity.
So please give what you can (go here to make a tax-deductible donation and see what sort of swag comes with various giving levels).
And click below to learn how I first read reason in high school and learned two great lessons about freedom and government that are more relevant now than ever.
Thanks for your support.