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Glenn Reynolds (author photo).
Glenn Reynolds (author photo).

Glenn Harlan Reynolds (born 1960) is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, and is best known for his weblog, Instapundit, one of the most widely read American political weblogs.[1] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 432 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2163 × 3000 pixel, file size: 899 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 432 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2163 × 3000 pixel, file size: 899 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... Instapundit is a very conservative political blog in the United States produced by Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee. ...

Reynolds is often described as conservative, but in fact holds liberal views on social issues such as the War on Drugs and gay marriage. He describes himself as a libertarian [2], and more specifically a libertarian transhumanist [3]. He once illustrated his combination of views by stating "I'd be delighted to live in a country where happily married gay couples had closets full of assault weapons".[4] He is a strong supporter of Porkbusters and the Iraq War. Massive mark-ups for drugs, areas/drugs/index. ... Same-sex marriage is marriage between individuals who are of the same legal or biological sex. ... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ... Libertarian transhumanism is a political philosophy synthesizing libertarianism and transhumanism. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...

On October 25, 2007, Reynolds wrote that he was a former member of the Libertarian Party. [5] The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on Dec. ...

In 2006, he released the book An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths, which covered the various ways in which modern technology is changing society by allowing amateur individuals to do things that previously only large, well-funded organizations were equipped to do.

Reynolds was a finalist for the World Technology Network's 2004 Media and Journalism award. In his remarks, he said: The World Technology Network (WTN) is a global virtual think tank whose members are focused on the business or science of bringing important emerging technologies into reality. ...

Changes in technology are producing major changes in media and journalism. Journalism is becoming an activity, not simply a profession. In my InstaPundit.com weblog I have tried to foster the growth of amateurism in that field, by encouraging people to get involved and to make use of the new tools—from Web publishing to inexpensive digital still and video cameras—to bring news and perspectives to the world stage that were previously lacking.[6]

Reynolds is a frequent contributor to Popular Mechanics Magazine, where he writes about broad legal and practical issues in the digital age, and sometimes participates in their coverage of events such as the Consumer Electronics Show. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a trade show held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. ...

Reynolds also ran his own music label WonderDog Records, for which he also served as a record producer. A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ...


Reynolds grew up a Methodist but is now a Presbyterian.[7] He is married to Dr. Helen Smith, a forensic psychologist. The couple, who have a daughter, produce The Glenn and Helen Show, a podcast, approximately once per week. For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... Presbyterianism is a tradition shared by a number of Christian denominations which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... Dr Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist in Knoxville, Tennessee who specializes in violent children and adults. ...

Reynolds is sometimes referred to as "The Ole Perfesser" by bloggers poking fun at his occupation and location in combination with his style of writing.[citation needed]


  • Outer Space: Problems of Law and Policy (1989), ISBN 0-8133-7622-X (with Robert P. Merges); 2nd ed. (1997), ISBN 0-8133-1802-5
  • The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business, and Society (1997), ISBN 0-684-82764-6 (with Peter W. Morgan)
  • An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths (2006), ISBN 1-59555-054-2

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