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Magazine the thirteenth:

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Republic Magazine is probably the most “out there” libertarian magazine I get. Some of it is a little too wacky for me, but most of it is pretty good. It’s also a new magazine (only on it’s 10th issue).

Magazine the fourteenth:

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Archaeology is the official journal of the Archaeological Institute of America. It is much wider in scope than BAR, and in my opinion, a little more enjoyable to read. It seems to not take itself so seriously.

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I have become quite the magazine and journal junkie in the past couple of years. I can say with all honesty, though, that I read every word of every magazine I subscribe to. I thought it would be fun to share with you, dear readers, what magazines may lie waiting in my mailbox on any given afternoon, and what I think about each. This will take several posts, as I get quite a few. So here we go, in no particular order.

Magazine the first:

Reason was the first magazine I subscribed to after I became a Libertarian. I picked it because I liked the name, and because the current issue at that time had a picture of the Honorable Ron Paul on it:

Ron Paul was about all I knew of the Freedom Movement at that time, so I figured I couldn’t lose with Reason. I was right. I look forward to this magazine’s arrival more than any other each month. It offers a classical liberal perspective on current events without taking itself too seriously. I highly recommend Reason to anyone who is interested in learning more about liberty.

Magazine the second:

I got an extremely reasonable subscription offer in the mail one day for Biblical Archaeology Review and I figured, What the hay? I like the Bible and I like Indiana Jones, so why not? I’m glad I subscribed to this one too. BAR brings Biblical history to life while challenging traditions and beliefs with hard archaeological evidence. The editor, Hershel Shanks, is both revered and hated in the archaeology community, so that sometimes makes for interesting reading too. Here is a picture of the current issue:

That’s all for volume 1 of My Mailbox. Stay tuned, if you dare.

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