Former senior editorial writer for The Orange County Register

Alan W. Bock (3 December 1943 – 18 May 2011) was an American libertarian author. He was a senior editorial writer and former editorial page editor for the Orange County Register for over 25 years. He wrote regular columns for WorldNetDaily,, and and was a contributing editor at Liberty magazine. He had also been published in The American Conservative.

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18 May 2011, in Lake Elsinore, California


The Orange Country Register
"Before joining the Register, Alan was executive director, Libertarian Advocate, in Washington, D.C.; a Washington correspondent for Reason magazine ... He has written magazine articles for Reason, Freeman, National Review, Harvard Business Review, Liberty, National Educator, Chronicles of Culture, and others. He has won a number of awards, including from the California Newspaper Publisher’s Association."

Web Pages

Alan Bock - Libertarian
Advocates for Self-Government
"... Bock's scope extends beyond newsprint. He's a regular columnist on and a contributing editor at Liberty magazine. He has also written two books that address libertarian issues: Ambush at Ruby Ridge (1995) and Waiting to Inhale: The Politics of Medical Marijuana (2000)."

Archived Articles
July 1999-March 2009


Alan Bock Interview, by Alan Bock, Scott Horton, The Weekend Interview Show with Scott Horton, 15 Jan 2005
"Scott talks with Alan Bock about the lack of accountability in the Bush Administration, the endless violence/destructive course of war, and the ingrained impossibility of a sustained occupation of Iraq."

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