Lanny Friedlander, RIP

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Friedlander, the founder of Reason magazine, has died.

Like everyone else who now works at the magazine, I never met him. But Nick Gillespie’s obituary for him today put a lump in my throat. Our own Syd Barrett. Can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something fitting about that.

See also this remembrance from Bob Poole, who did know Friedlander, and worked with him in the magazine’s very early days.

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7 Responses to “Lanny Friedlander, RIP”

  1. #1 |  Joe | 

    RIP Mr. Friedlander. Thanks.

  2. #2 |  Chad Olsen | 

    RIP… Thank you for all your work…

  3. #3 |  CharlesWT | 

    High School Picture? (pdf)

  4. #4 |  johnl | 

    Good find Charles. Nick in his obit complains reason has no photos.

  5. #5 |  CharlesWT | 

    If that’s him, as it appears to be, he had a classmate named “Robert Poole.”

  6. #6 |  claude | 


  7. #7 |  croaker | 

    Unfortunate, but we all receive a death sentence the day we are born. The good news is that there are people who carry the flag forward, at Reason and elsewhere. This blog a good example among many.

    Life: An invariably fatal condition transmitted by sexual contact. :)