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  1. Editorial
    Albert Agonistes
    What Gore's Winning Storyline Tells us About Politicians
    Reason, June 2000, pp. 4-5
  2. Features
    All Culture, All the Time
    It's Easier Than Ever to Make and Buy Culture. No Wonder Some People Are so Upset.
    Reason, April 1999, pp. 24-25
  3. [+]
    American Scream (Review)
    Miss America, by Howard Stern
    1. Miss America by Howard Stern
    Reason, March 1996, pp. 54-57
  4. American Slender
    When did freedom become just another word for 10 pounds left to lose?
    Reason, August 2004, pp. 26-31
  5. Editorial
    The AWOL Electorate
    What we Can Learn from 'Vanishing Voters'
    Reason, December 2000, pp. 4-6
  6. Back to Bedrock
    George W. Bush vs Fred Flintstone
    Reason, April 2002, p. 22
  7. Editorial
    Being Al Gore
    The 'Real' Appeal of The Kiss
    Reason, November 2000, pp. 4-5
  8. Immigration
    Beyond the Family Way
    A salable alternative to kinship-based visa allocation
    Reason, June 1994, pp. 44-46
  9. Editorial
    Bill Clinton's Exit Interviews
    The Outgoing President Enters his Final Spin Cycle.
    Reason, February 2001, pp. 4-5
  10. [+]
    Biology vs. the Blank Slate (Review)
    Evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker deconstructs the great myths about how the mind...
    1. The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
    Reason, October 2002, pp. 48-55
  11. Editorial
    Boiler Room Boilerplate
    Does it Matter that Hollywood always Vilifies Businessmen?
    Reason, May 2000, pp. 4-5
  12. Boom and Gloom
    Accentuating the Negative in an Age of Plenty
    Reason, January 2000, pp. 6-7
  13. Borders Patrol
    Book Sales are Surging. Superstores are Booming. And the American Booksellers Associat...
    Reason, July 1995, pp. 37-41
  14. The Born-Again individualist
    Fox News Channel's Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Reason, March 2005, pp. 30-39
  15. Building the Perfect Candidate
    The dreamboat and the dud we'll actually get
    Reason, April 2004, pp. 45-49
  16. Books
    [+]
    Burning Los Angeles (Review)
    Ecology of Fear, by Mike Davis
    1. Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis
    Reason, March 1999, pp. 62-63
  17. Editorial
    Bush the Lesser
    Living Through a Minimalist Presidency
    Reason, April 2001, pp. 5-7
  18. [+]
    Bye-Bye American Pie (4 Reviews)
    Blue Sky Dream, by David Beers
    1. Blue Sky Dream by David Beers
    2. The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
    3. Independence Day by Richard Ford
    4. The Low Life by George Hickenlooper
    Reason, December 1996, pp. 53-58
  19. Special Book Section
    [+]
    California Dreaming (2 Reviews)
    Paradise Lost, by Peter Schrag
    1. Paradise Lost by Peter Schrag
    2. From West to East by Stephen Schwartz
    Reason, December 1998, pp. 58-61
  20. [+]
    Canon Fire (Review)
    The Western Canon, by Harold Bloom
    1. The Western Canon by Harold Bloom
    Reason, June 1995, pp. 55-57
  21. [+]
    Casting the Net (Review)
    Net.Wars, by Wendy M. Grossman
    1. Net.Wars by Wendy M. Grossman
    Reason, June 1998, pp. 67-68
  22. Editorial
    The Census and The Sopranos
    Adventures in a Post-Racial America
    Reason, May 2001, pp. 5-8
  23. [+]
    Charlton Heston, Real Person (Review)
    In the Arena: An Autobiography, by Charlton Heston
    1. In the Arena: An Autobiography by Charlton Heston
    The American Enterprise, March 1996, p. 79
  24. Child-Proofing the World
    By Almost Every Measure, Children are Doing Better than Ever. Why all the Anxiety? And ...
    Reason, June 1997, pp. 20-27
  25. Choice: The Best of Reason (2004)
  26. Citings
    Track Record
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1998, p. 21
  27. Citings
    Houston Has Some Problems
    Reason, February 1998, p. 15
  28. Citings
    Grand Mal
    Reason, January 1998, p. 12
  29. Citings
    Better Losers?
    Reason, January 1998, p. 13
  30. Citings
    Private Parts
    Reason, January 1998, p. 14
  31. Citings
    Che Pasa
    Reason, January 1998, p. 17
  32. Citings
    Profs' Proposals
    Reason, July 1998, p. 17
  33. Citings
    Smoked Out
    Reason, July 1998, p. 20
  34. Citings
    Youthful Exuberance
    Reason, June 1998, p. 16
  35. Citings
    Preferential Treatment
    Reason, March 1998, p. 19
  36. Citings
    Canon Fodder
    Reason, March 1998, p. 21
  37. Citings
    Memory Whole
    Reason, May 1998, p. 15
  38. Citings
    May Day Payday
    Reason, May 1998, p. 16
  39. Citings
    The Right Fluff
    Reason, November 1998, p. 10
  40. Citings
    Pruning Profits
    Reason, November 1998, p. 15
  41. Citings
    A Perfect Shot
    Reason, February 1999, p. 15
  42. Citings
    Elaine's Closet
    Reason, January 1999, p. 14
  43. Citings
    Pop Sensation
    Reason, June 1999, p. 15
  44. Citings
    Union Crunch
    Reason, June 1999, p. 17
  45. Citings
    Stamp Act
    Reason, March 1999, p. 15
  46. Citings
    Same As It Ever Was
    Reason, October 1999, p. 17
  47. Citings
    Adult Programming
    Reason, December 2000, p. 13
  48. Citings
    Flip Your Whig
    Reason, February 2000, p. 17
  49. Citings
    Image Problems
    Reason, July 2000, p. 15
  50. Citings
    Free to Grow
    Reason, Aug/Sept 2001, pp. 17-18
  51. Citings
    Pleasant Valley Sunday
    Reason, July 2001, p. 15
  52. Citings
    Dudley Do-Math
    Reason, June 2001, p. 21
  53. Citings
    Economical Humanism
    Reason, May 2001, p. 17
  54. [+]
    Citings (Review)
    Dismal Humanists
    1. How the Dismal Science Got Its Name by David M. Levy
    Reason, February 2002, p. 15
  55. [+]
    Computer Downloads (3 Reviews)
    Silicon Snake Oil, by Clifford Stoll
    1. Silicon Snake Oil by Clifford Stoll
    2. The Gutenberg Elegies by Sven Birkerts
    3. War of the Worlds by Mark Slouka
    Reason, December 1995, pp. 44-49
  56. Contemplating Evil
    Novelist Dean Koontz on Freud, Fraud, and the Great Society
    Reason, November 1996, pp. 44-49
  57. Creating Culture
    Reason, December 1997, p. 33
  58. [+]
    Critical Inquiry (Review)
    Literature Lost, by John M. Ellis
    1. Literature Lost by John M. Ellis
    Reason, April 1998, pp. 69-73
  59. Books
    [+]
    Cultivating Culture (Review)
    In Praise of Commercial Culture, by Tyler Cowen
    1. In Praise of Commercial Culture by Tyler Cowen
    Reason, October 1998, pp. 63-65
  60. Editorial
    Cutting Out the Middlemen
    It's Easier Than Ever for Artists to Reach Audiences Directly. But is that Always a Goo...
    Reason, Aug/Sept 2000, pp. 4-5
  61. Books
    [+]
    Daddy Dearest (Review)
    Fatherless America, by David Blankenhorn
    1. Fatherless America by David Blankenhorn
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1995, pp. 52-53
  62. Darwin and Dickens
    A New Breed of Literary Critics is Using Evolution to Explain Literature--and to Challe...
    Reason, November 1998, pp. 38-47
  63. [+]
    Dead Letters (Review)
    Recovering American Literature by Peter Shaw
    1. Recovering American Literature by Peter Shaw
    Reason, November 1994, pp. 71-73
  64. [+]
    Disagreeable Truths (Review)
    Telling the Truth, by Lynne Cheney
    1. Telling the Truth by Lynne Cheney
    Reason, April 1996, pp. 67-70
  65. Don DeLillo's Bum Luck
    The novelist's low status in an age of cultural proliferation
    Reason, May 2001, pp. 60-61
  66. Drug Test
    Polling Congress About Medical Marijuana
    Reason, April 1997, pp. 50-51
  67. Editorials
    Arrested Development
    Reason, December 1994, p. 6
  68. Editorials
    Artistic Licenses
    Reason, April 1995, pp. 6-7
  69. Editorials
    Cereal Killers
    Reason, May 1995, pp. 6-7
  70. Editorials
    Chip Off the Block
    Reason, November 1995, p. 7
  71. Editorials
    Wedding Bell News
    Reason, December 1996, pp. 8-21
  72. Editorials
    Sacking Markets
    Reason, February 1996, pp. 7-19
  73. Editorials
    Wagers of Sin
    Reason, June 1996, p. 8
  74. Editorials
    Negative Returns
    Reason, May 1996, p. 7
  75. Editorials
    Nick Gillespie
    Reason, April 1997, pp. 8-23
  76. Editorials
    Out of Sight, Out of Hand?
    Reason, January 1997, pp. 8-21
  77. Editorials
    Blurred Vision
    Reason, July 1997, p. 7
  78. Editorials
    Information Rage
    Reason, March 1997, p. 7
  79. Editorials
    Prisoners' Dilemma
    Reason, November 1997, pp. 7-23
  80. Editorials
    Truth Squad
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1998, pp. 8-10
  81. Editorials
    Bombs
    Reason, December 1998, pp. 6-7
  82. Editorials
    The Kids Are All Right
    Reason, January 1998, pp. 6-7
  83. Editorials
    Chain Heat
    Reason, June 1998, p. 9
  84. Editorials
    Strange Daze
    Reason, February 1999, pp. 5-7
  85. Editorials
    Schools of Alienation
    Reason, July 1999, p. 4
  86. Editorials
    Fuhrer Furor
    Reason, June 1999, p. 5
  87. Editorials
    Populist Psychology
    Reason, March 1999, pp. 6-7
  88. Editorials
    Southern Gothic
    Reason, May 1999, pp. 6-7
  89. Editorials
    Striving for Parity
    Reason, November 1999, pp. 5-7
  90. Editorials
    Hillary's Generation Gap
    Reason, October 1999, p. 7
  91. Editorials
    Orphans of Trade
    Reason, February 2000, pp. 6-7
  92. Editorials
    Charter Course
    Reason, March 2000, pp. 5-7
  93. Editor's Note
    Reason, Aug/Sept 2001, pp. 5-8
  94. Editor's Note
    Reason, December 2001, pp. 5-7
  95. Editor's Note
    Reason, November 2001, pp. 5-7
  96. Editor's Note
    Reason, October 2001, pp. 5-7
  97. Editor's Note
    Reason, April 2002, pp. 4-7
  98. Editor's Note
    Reason, February 2002, pp. 4-6
  99. Editor's Note
    Reason, January 2002, pp. 4-7
  100. Editor's Note
    Reason, March 2002, pp. 4-6
  101. Elder Statesman
    He was a Promising Young Lawyer When he Quit to Start a Business. It Thrived. So He Sol...
    Reason, April 1996, pp. 44-51
  102. Books
    [+]
    Epistles to the Heathen (2 Reviews)
    Libertarianism: A Primer, by David Boaz
    1. Libertarianism: A Primer by David Boaz
    2. What It Means to Be a Libertarian by Charles Murray
    Reason, March 1997, pp. 56-59
  103. The Experimental Economist
    Nobel laureate Vernon Smith takes markets places they've never been before
    Reason, December 2002, pp. 34-39
  104. Books
    [+]
    Family Ways (3 Reviews)
    The Divorce Culture, by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    1. The Divorce Culture by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    2. The Assault on Parenthood by Dana Mack
    3. She Works/He Works by Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers
    Reason, October 1997, pp. 63-67
  105. Fed Up
    Presidential Drift
    Reason, July 1994, p. 6
  106. Rant
    First Family Follies
    Why President Bush Should Let his Daughters Drink
    Reason, Aug/Sept 2001, p. 26
  107. Gambler's Web
    C'mon Lucky Seven!
    Reason, October 1999, pp. 27-28
  108. Gilligan vs. Homer Simpson
    Pop culture gets globalized.
    Reason, February 2002, pp. 62-65
  109. Books
    [+]
    Goodbye True World (Review)
    The Truth About the Truth, by Walter Truett Anderson
    1. The Truth About the Truth by Walter Truett Anderson
    Reason, October 1995, pp. 53-55
  110. [+]
    Grain of Truth (Review)
    In the American Grain, by William Carlos Williams
    1. In the American Grain by William Carlos Williams
    The American Enterprise, January 1997, p. 84
  111. Hayek for the 21st Century
    Biographer Bruce Caldwell on the Road to Serfdom
    Reason, January 2005, pp. 44-49
  112. Editorial
    Horizontal Cities
    Suburbia is Finally Getting its Due from Social Critics.
    Reason, July 2000, pp. 4-5
  113. I Dreamed I Saw Joey Ramone Last Night
    The P.C. eulogizing of a punk rocker.
    Reason, Aug/Sept 2001, pp. 74-76
  114. [+]
    In Medias Res (2 Reviews)
    Hot Air, by Howard Kurtz
    1. Hot Air by Howard Kurtz
    2. Good Intentions Make Bad News by S. Robert Lichter and Richard E. Noyes
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1996, pp. 69-73
  115. John Henry, RIP
    Reason, April 1999, pp. 34-35
  116. John Locke, original Hipster
    The Englightenment roots of counterculture
    Reason, March 2005, pp. 55-58
  117. [+]
    Lenny Bruce's Real Legacy (Review)
    He wasn't funny. Just important
    1. The Trials of Lenny Bruce by Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover
    Reason, January 2003, pp. 55-57
  118. Letters
    A Long Way...
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1998, pp. 13-15
  119. Language
    Liberating Liberal
    It's time to take back the name.
    Reason, June 1995, pp. 48-49
  120. [+]
    A Libertarian Lincoln (Review)
    The Last Best Hope of Earth, by Mark E. Neely, Jr.
    1. The Last Best Hope of Earth by Mark E. Neely, Jr.
    Reason, March 1994, pp. 60-61
  121. Logocentrism
    You can trademark words, but not meaning
    Reason, November 2002, pp. 51-52
  122. The Long and Whining Road
    The Beatles, the boomers, and boredom
    Reason, June 2001, pp. 60-62
  123. Lust See TV
    Small-screen sex and its discontents
    Reason, April 2003, pp. 57-59
  124. Post Office
    Mail Fraud
    The U.S. Postal Service defies truth in Advertising.
    Reason, June 1996, pp. 54-56
  125. Make Mine Mutants!
    Marvel comics and plenitude in comtemporary America
    Reason, May 2003, pp. 64-65
  126. [+]
    McLuhan's War (Review)
    TV and Tailgunner Joe
    1. Cold War, Cool Medium by Thomas Doherty
    Reason, March 2004, pp. 64-65
  127. Modest Proposals
    Meek Previews
    A Guide to the New-and-Improved TV Lineup
    Reason, May 1994, pp. 42-43
  128. [+]
    My Sweet Bore (2 Reviews)
    Explaining a former Beatle's artistic slide
    1. Behind Sad Eyes by Marc Shapiro
    2. Harrison by Olivia Harrison
    Reason, August 2002, pp. 65-69
  129. The New Cold War
    American cultural identity in the wake of September 11.
    Reason, December 2001, pp. 71-72
  130. [+]
    The New College Try (3 Reviews)
    In Plato's Cave, by Alvin B. Kernan
    1. In Plato's Cave by Alvin B. Kernan
    2. Failing the Future by Annette Kolodny
    3. What's College For? The Struggle to Define American Higher Education by Zachary Karabell
    Reason, December 1999, pp. 54-59
  131. New World"
    The New, New World
    Richard Rodriguez on Culture and Assimilation
    Reason, Aug/Sept 1994, pp. 35-41
  132. On the Scene
    Freedom of Taste
    National Review, December 31, 1994, p. 26
  133. One-Shop Stopping
    Do Wal-Mart and Home Depot Spell the end of 'Community'? A Report on the Superstore Wars.
    Reason, May 1995, pp. 37-44
  134. [+]
    Peace Corpse (Review)
    Making Peace with the 60s, by David Burner
    1. Making Peace with the 60s by David Burner
    Reason, May 1997, pp. 63-65
  135. Columns
    Poetic Licentiousness
    What does the president see in Leaves of Grass?
    Reason, July 1998, pp. 48-49
  136. [+]
    Poor Man's Hero (Review)
    Controversial writer Johan Norberg champions globalization as the best hope for the dev...
    1. In Defense of Global Capitalism by Johan Norberg
    Reason, December 2003, pp. 56-63
  137. [+]
    Pornocopia Deluxe (Review)
    Behind the triumph of erotica.
    1. The Government vs. Erotica by Philip D. Harvey and Nadine Strossen
    Reason, December 2001, pp. 78-81
  138. Prescription: Drugs
    When California and Arizona Overwhelmingly Passed Initiatives Allowing the Medical Use ...
    Reason, February 1997, pp. 36-39
  139. Editorial
    Presidential Blowup
    In an Election more Obscure than an Antonioni Film, Bill Clinton's Real Legacy comes in...
    Reason, January 2001, pp. 4-7
  140. [+]
    Radical Squares (Review)
    The Other Side of the Sixties, by John A. Andrew III#2
    1. The Other Side of the Sixties by John A. Andrew III#2
    Reason, February 1998, pp. 62-65
  141. Rant: Amphetamine Psychosis
    A delirious take on the latest "new drug of choice"
    Reason, March 2003, p. 21
  142. Rant: Do the Lynndie Hop
    How to explain abuses at Abu Ghraib
    Reason, July 2004, p. 22
  143. Rant: Gulf of Misunderstanding
    What this war says about the state of the media
    Reason, June 2003, p. 20
  144. Rant: Live Free and Die of Boredom
    Is "economic freedom" just another word for nothing left to do?
    Reason, February 2005, p. 21
  145. Rant: Orange You Glad He Didn't Say Red?
    The president's credibility problem
    Reason, October 2004, pp. 24-25
  146. Rant: Teenage Wasteland
    Prohibition was repealed 70 years ago, but the mind-set behind it lingers on
    Reason, May 2002, p. 24
  147. Rant: The Age of Uncertainty
    All we know is that we know something
    Reason, June 2004, p. 24
  148. Rant: Tinselectomy
    How much bad behavior does Hollywood cause?
    Reason, November 2003, p. 20
  149. Rant: Violent Reruns
    The fault lies not in our TV stars but in ourselves
    Reason, June 2002, p. 22
  150. Television
    Ratings Race
    TV-viewing Patterns Go Beyond Black and White.
    Reason, October 1996, pp. 48-49
  151. Culture & Reviews
    [+]
    Really Creative Destruction (Review)
    Economist Tyler Cowen argues for the cultural benefits of globalization
    1. Creative Destruction by Tyler Cowen
    Reason, August 2003, pp. 56-61
  152. Rebel Rousers
    Why Right- and Left-wingers Both Hate Advertising
    Reason, May 1998, pp. 28-31
  153. Arts & Letters
    [+]
    Reclaiming the Vast Wasteland (2 Reviews)
    Made-from-TV Movies aren't Always Cinematic Eyesores.
    1. The Fugitive (1993 Film) by Andrew Davis
    2. Addams Family Values (1993 Film) by Barry Sonnenfeld
    Reason, October 1994, pp. 53-57
  154. [+]
    Books in Brief (Review)
    Red Scare or Red Menace?, by John Earl Haynes
    1. Red Scare or Red Menace? by John Earl Haynes
    National Review, November 11, 1996, pp. 62-64
  155. Rock and Roll Entrepreneur
    Frank Zappa's true legacy
    Reason, April 2005, pp. 55-56
  156. Stand-Up Guy
    Reason, November 1997, pp. 32-37
  157. Politics
    Stern Message
    Radio's Bad Boy Holds a Fun-house Mirror up to Politics.
    Reason, July 1994, pp. 50-51
  158. The Best Books You Haven't Read
    The American Conservative, December 2009, p. 18
  159. [+]
    Teach Your Children Well (Review)
    The Book of Virtues, by William J. Bennett
    1. The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett
    Reason, December 1994, pp. 57-59
  160. Television
    Teleprompting
    What TV can Teach us about TV.
    Reason, January 1995, pp. 50-51
  161. [+]
    Terrible Ted (Review)
    Citizen Turner, by Robert Goldberg and Gerald Jay Goldberg
    1. Citizen Turner by Robert Goldberg and Gerald Jay Goldberg
    The American Enterprise, September 1995, p. 87
  162. Tomorrow Is Another Day in Court
    The psychic states in the copyright battle over Gone With the Wind
    Reason, July 2001, pp. 61-62
  163. [+]
    Totalitarian Recall (Review)
    Seeds of the Sixties, by Andrew Jamison and Ron Eyerman
    1. Seeds of the Sixties by Andrew Jamison and Ron Eyerman
    Reason, May 1994, pp. 62-64
  164. [+]
    Transcendental Goods (Review)
    Charles Murray discusses art, accomplishment, faith, and doubt
    1. Human Accomplishment by Charles Murray
    Reason, April 2004, pp. 64-65
  165. Trivial Pursuits
    Reason, January 2002, pp. 23-24
  166. Uncompromising Position
    Is 'Libertarian Politics' an Oxymoron?
    Reason, July 1996, pp. 26-31
  167. [+]
    A Usable Future (Review)
    The Decline of American Liberalism, by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
    1. The Decline of American Liberalism by Arthur A. Ekirch, Jr.
    The American Enterprise, September 1997, pp. 84-85
  168. [+]
    Victim of the Sexual Revolution (Review)
    Terry Southern's telling trip from hipster to has-been.
    1. A Grand Guy by Lee Hill
    Reason, October 2001, pp. 60-61
  169. View Masters
    The Audience's Power Over Media's Message
    Reason, February 1996, pp. 36-41
  170. Welcome Back, Napster
    All power to the audience
    Reason, January 2004, pp. 57-59
  171. What is Left? What is Right?
    The American Conservative, August 28, 2006, p. 12
  172. What Price Safety?
    Freedom for Safety
    Reason, October 2002, p. 25
  173. William Marston's Secret Identity
    The strange private life of Wonder Woman's creator.
    Reason, May 2001, pp. 52-54
  174. Editorial
    Without Merit
    Why Merit Pay Won't Reform Public Education.
    Reason, October 2000, pp. 4-5
  175. Editorial
    The 13th Step
    Even Some Drug War Opponents Buy into its lies.
    Reason, March 2001, pp. 5-7
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