Reason Magazine

I used to be a subscriber to Reason back in the days when Virginia Postrel ran the show. Hit and Run was actually the first blog I started reading. But sometime in the early part of the decade I just stopped reading. Something had changed. I didn’t know if it was me that changed, the magazine, or a little bit of both.

Either way, I no longer subscribe, because while I still self-identify as a classical liberal, the style just seems to have changed under Nick Gillespie such that it no longer really appeals to me. Maybe it’s meant to appeal to a younger crowd, and I’m just getting old. Anyone else been a reader and think it’s gone downhill?

4 Responses to “Reason Magazine”

  1. I used to subscribe, and I think “downhill” is the understatement of the decade.

  2. Ride Fast says:

    I used to subscribe, then felt online was good enough. Used to read Reason Online first, then whenever, but everyday. Now I just catch it whenever.

    I think that with the rise of blogs, edgy magazines are having a harder time standing out. Also, sometimes the content is way out of date, by months.

  3. random says:

    It seems to be much more sarcastic and not as serious now.

  4. Sebastian says:

    That’s basically my feeling Random. I think they kind of tried to go Urban Chic instead of being intellectual. I like the tone of Reason better when Virginia was running it.