Brian Doherty (journalist)

Brian Doherty (born June 1, 1968) is an American journalist. He is a senior editor at Reason magazine.[1]

Brian Doherty
Doherty in September 2012.
Doherty in September 2012.
BornJune 1, 1968 (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationAuthor and editor


Doherty is the author of This Is Burning Man: The Rise of a New American Underground (Little, Brown, 2004), Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement (PublicAffairs, 2007), Gun Control on Trial: Inside the Supreme Court Battle Over the Second Amendment (Cato Institute, 2008), and Ron Paul's Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired (Broadside Books, 2012).

Doherty has written articles published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, Spin, National Review, the Weekly Standard, and the San Francisco Chronicle.[2]

Before working for the Cato Institute in the early 1990s, Doherty served as an intern at Liberty Magazine and wrote on music and popular culture at The Independent Florida Alligator. As a student at the University of Florida, where he received a degree in journalism,[2] Doherty played bass in several punk rock bands, including The Jeffersons and Turbo Satan. He founded Cherry Smash Records in 1993.

Doherty has said that he is a "principled nonvoter" who has "been saved the embarrassment of ever having to feel any sense of responsibility, of even the smallest size, for the actions of any politician."[3]


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  2. ^ a b "Staff: Brian Doherty, Senior Editor". Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Who's Getting Your Vote?". Reason. November 2004. Retrieved October 27, 2008.

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Brian Doherty

Brian Doherty may refer to:

Brian Doherty (drummer) (active from 1981), American musician, producer, and educator

Brian Doherty (journalist) (born 1968), American journalist and author

Brian Doherty (politician) (born 1957), American alderman for Chicago, former amateur boxer

Brian Doherty (guitarist), Canadian guitarist for Big Wreck

David Nolan (libertarian)

David Fraser Nolan (; November 23, 1943 – November 21, 2010) was an American activist and politician. He was one of the founders of the Libertarian Party of the United States, having hosted the meeting in 1971 at which the Party was founded. Nolan subsequently served the party in a number of roles including National Chair, editor of the party newsletter, chairman of the By-laws Committee, chairman of the Judicial Committee, and Chairman of the Platform Committee.

He is also known as the inventor of the Nolan Chart, an attempt to improve on the left versus right political taxonomy by separating the issues of economic freedom and social freedom and presenting them on a two-dimensional plane instead of the traditional line. Decades after its introduction, it continues to be popular, with millions of copies having been distributed, including by the group Advocates for Self-Government as "The World's Smallest Political Quiz".

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