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Is The New American A Good Magazine?

I remember I used to go to the library to read the JBS' American Opinion way back in the day. Is their current mag good? The reason I ask is not so much that I need to read it myself -- I probably have this information available from other sources. Rather, I want something I can pass along to friends, family, etc., who might be sympathetic but haven't totally "got it."

I figured some people on here might know whether it's worth getting. Any comments would be most helpful. Thanks.

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Thanks To All!

And some good suggestions to boot! I'm going with not only TNA, but also TAC and The Freeman as well.

Don't underestimate the value of hard copy. You can send someone an e-mail with a link, but if someone's busy, or not that engaged, it's very likely it will be skimmed or ignored entirely.

I want the physical mags because you can pass them to someone, and it might sit around for a week or three. But eventually, if there's a particular article that might suit him or her, it's likely to be picked up in a moment of curiosity or even just plain boredom. I think it can be useful to reach new people, especially since many nowadays know there's something wrong but can't quite articulate what the problem is.

Again, many thanks.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

There are better options than TNA

TNA means well but suffers from excessive conspiracy nuttery. I like it but I would not use it for outreach, particularly to young or educated people.

I think the best outreach magazine for most folks is the Freeman, published by FEE. This covers current issues but also fundamental ones. It covers Austrian economics extensively as has been doing so since the 1950s! Its features range from the very simple to sophisticated. See fee.org. (For a great history of FEE, see Brian Doherty's Radicals for Capitalism book.)

For the hipster crowd, I use REASON magazine. This is more topical and less fundamental than The Freeman and covers a lot of pop culture as it relates to liberty. See reason.com.

REASON magazine and the CATO Institute...

are owned by the Koch brothers who are NOT sympathetic to Dr. Ron Paul and his message of peace, prosperity, and freedom. That is why they did NOT support his presidential campaign in 2008 and won't in 2012.

Read more about the reasons why here...

The Kochtopus vs. Murray N. Rothbard

Rand Paul 2016 for Peace

What kind of conspiracy nuttery?

There is excessive conspiracy, so I don't really mind excessive nuttery in response. Too much Fed and banking cartel conspiracy talk? That's actually the kind of information I want, in lay terms. Global government? Yes, I want that information in there too.

I am a fan of FEE. If I remember correctly, years ago they were responsible for re-publishing William Gouge's "A Short History of Money and Banking" and William Sumner's "A History of American Currency" which were (are) important works in Economic History, back when they were shockingly neglected and unavailable.

So, good idea, although I'm looking at the moment for something of more interest to a casual reader. Something, as someone said, that you might browse through at the doctor's office. The Freeman is something I should throw into the mix for the right person, so thanks for that suggestion.

Reason? I gave up on them years ago. On your recommendation, I'll give it another chance.

Thank you very much for your input.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

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That's one of our favorites for leaving on the waiting room

tables at doctors' offices, car service stations etc.

Good idea.

And thanks. I'm increasingly inclined to subscribe as I read these.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

They Usually Rate Ron Paul's Voting Record at 100% Correct

They consistently rate Ron Paul at 100% in their evaluations of Congressional voting records.

That should tell me

That should tell me something!

Thanks.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Absolutely!

I've been reading TNA for more than a dozen years. They've done their homework, that's for sure. I do miss Will Grigg who has his own blog now, Pro Libertate. The other magazine I read religiously every month is The American Conservative. There you'll find Pat Buchanan, Jack Hunter, Andrew Bacevich, Justin Raimondo, Paul Craig Roberts, Tom Woods, Philip Giraldi and many others. TNA + TAC = TNT!

*****The Federal Reserve is neither.*****

Yes, TAC is good.

I'm a fan of that mag, and sometimes show someone I know an article from it. I buy it from the newsstand from time to time, but a subscription may be in order.

Good reminder. And yes, Will Grigg's blog is great. I found him through Lew Rockwell.

Thanks for your input, it's greatly appreciated.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

Its pretty much the best

By far the best and probably the only magazine worth reading. The only trouble is.. its written in on beyond college graduate level. Im a smart guy but TNA is a tough read. Its where alex jones gets alot of his info and they suppoted ron paul for over a decade which is how I first heard of ron waay back in 2003.

http://www.jbs.org/
Semper Fortis

Thank you.

I'll take that as another endorsement.

Thanks!

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels

I love it...

but if you mention it you will be accused of being a John Bircher nutjob.

:p

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Oh, I don't care. My

Oh, I don't care. My extended family, both lefties and righties, are for the most part fairly willing to consider any point of view. I talked a couple into voting for Ron Paul in 2008, and I think I'm going to be much more successful this time around.

And they ARE waking up to the international banking cartel and "top-down" collectivism.

Thanks for your input.

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"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels