Raymond William Bradford, founder and editor of Liberty magazine, died
of cancer last month.
I first ran into R.W. Bradford in 1998 or 1999 when I co-authored my
first article for Liberty magazine. He never paid anyone (or at least
never paid me, or anyone else I know who contributed) for our articles.
For us, like him, it was a labor of love.
Because I never met Bill, I had grown to know him through the pages of
Liberty, which was and is an excellent read, a compendium of witty
snippets about life and longer articles about the meaning of freedom and
Here's an obituary from the Seattle Times:
Stephen Cox is now editor-in-chief and Liberty magazine will continue;
you can subscribe here:
Reason's Brian Doherty and Jesse Walker knew Bill far better than I did.
You can read their thoughts here:
David Bernstein's post from Friday, which reminded me to send this
along, is here:
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