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Inquiry Magazine was a libertarian magazine published from 1977 to 1984. It was originally published by the Cato Institute, but in 1982 was transferred to the Libertarian Review Foundation. It was edited first by Williamson Evers, then by Glenn Garvin, and finally by Doug Bandow. At different points in its history, its editorial staffers included Mark Paul, Jonathan Marshall, and Jack Shafer. 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. ... The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace by seeking greater involvement of the... Libertarian Review was a libertarian magazine published until 1981. ... Williamson M. Evers is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, located at Stanford University. ... Doug Bandow was a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. ... Jack Shafer writes the PressBox column for Slate. ...

Established along with Cato, Inquiry was initially a biweekly journal of investigative reporting and libertarian-oriented opinion. The magazine was aimed at libertarians and at liberals and leftists critical of state power. It featured regular columns by Nat Hentoff on civil liberties and Thomas Szasz on psychiatry, foreign reporting by Penny Lernoux, and CIA exposes by such writers as David Wise and Fred Landis. It included extensive cultural coverage as well, including reviews by Anthony Burgess and film criticism by Stephen Harvey. Its poetry editor was Dana Gioia. In politics, the term liberal refers to: an adherent of the ideology of liberalism or a state or quality of this ideology. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms which refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially in the American sense of the word), or with opposition... Nat Hentoff (born June 10, 1925) is an American civil libertarian, free speech absolutist, pro-life advocate, anti-death penalty advocate, jazz critic, historian, biographer and anecdotist, and columnist for the Village Voice, Legal Times, Washington Times, The Progressive, Editor & Publisher, Free Inquiry and Jewish World Review. ... Civil liberties is the name given to freedoms that protect the individual from government. ... Thomas Szasz. ... Psychiatry is a medical specialty dealing with the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental health conditions. ... Penny Lernoux (January 6, 1940 – October 9, 1989) was an American journalist and writer. ... David Wise in Rares sound studio. ... Anthony Burgess (February 25, 1917 – November 22, 1993) was a British novelist, critic and composer. ... Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an American poet who retired early from his career as a corporate executive at General Foods to write. ...

When the Cato Institute moved to Washington, DC, in 1982, the magazine became a monthly, with a stronger (though not exclusive) emphasis on free market economics. It ceased publication in 1984. A free market is an idealized market, where all economic decisions and actions by individuals regarding transfer of money, goods, and services are voluntary, and are therefore devoid of coercion and theft (some definitions of coercion are inclusive of theft). Colloquially and loosely, a free market economy is an economy... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...



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