Senior editor of Reason, nationally syndicated columnist

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Biography

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Awards Received

2004 Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, granted by Center for Independent Thought, Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, 2004

Associations

Reason Magazine, Senior Editor

Web Pages

Jacob Sullum - Libertarian
Advocates for Self-Government

Archived Columns

Townhall.com
since March 2000

Archived Articles

Staff: Jacob Sullum - Reason Magazine: Articles
since April 1992

Writings

Paul's Apology: Say it ain't so, Dr. No, Reason, 16 Jan 2008
Examines Ron Paul's record, the controversy over his newsletters and Paul's response
"On CNN Paul emphasized that racist libertarian is an oxymoron, since libertarians judge people as individuals. He should follow through on that point by ... repudiating not just the sentiments it represents but the poisonous, self-defeating strategy of building an anti-collectivist movement on group hatred."
Related Topics: Libertarianism, Ron Paul
Track Work, Reason, 19 Jun 2001
"Social Security, which forces relatively poor workers to subsidize relatively affluent retirees, is not a fair system, and any attempt to fix it--or, better yet, dismantle it--will not be entirely fair either. Yet we need to start talking about how the suffering should be distributed."
Related Topic: Social Security Tax

Interviews

Cold Comfort: Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out, by Jacob Sullum, Michael W. Lynch, Reason, Jan 2000
Related Topic: John R. Lott, Jr.
Curing the Therapeutic State: Thomas Szasz on the medicalization of American life, Reason, Jul 2000
Subjects discussed include involuntary commitment, the insanity defense, ADHD, government drug policies and physician-assisted suicide
"People are saying that, of course, multiple personality disorder and social phobia are excesses, but schizophrenia, depression, and so on are real diseases and therefore justify involuntary hospitalization, outpatient commitment, wholesale drugging of children, of people in nursing homes, and so on. I have always challenged the 'psychoses.' Why don't you have a right to say you are Jesus? And why isn't the proper response to that 'congratulations'?"
Risky Journalism: ABC's John Stossel bucks a fearful establishment, Reason, Apr 1997
"I believe, just as Jefferson did, that less government is good government, and as George Washington did, that government is not reason or persuasion, government is force. ... government ... has grown over 100 years from 1 or 2 percent of the GDP to about 36 percent of the GDP. ..."
Related Topic: John Stossel

Books Authored

Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use, May 2003
Contents: The Silent Majority - Chemical Reactions - Strong Drink - Going Nowhere - Crazy, Man - Random Sex Acts - Killer Drugs - Too Good - Body and Soul - Managing Moderation - Notes - Bibliography
Related Topic: War on Drugs