Conservative Magazines and the Presumption of Liberty
A Content Analysis on Sex, Gambling, and Drugs
By Jason Briggeman, Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Fall 2009 issue of The Independent Review.
More often than not, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, and the now-defunct American Enterprise have failed to oppose government intrusion into Americas bedrooms, gambling places, and drug activities. Whatever political principles these leading conservative magazines have espoused, the presumption of liberty is not among them.
Daniel B. Klein is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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