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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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3 Dec 1943, Alan W. Bock, in Trona, California


18 May 2011, in Lake Elsinore, California

Web Pages

Advocates for Self-Government - Libertarian Education: Alan Bock - Libertarian
Includes photo, biographical profile and quotes
As past editorial page editor of The Orange County Register (circulation: 306,000), Bock helped define the voice of one of the nation's most libertarian newspapers. As its current senior editorial writer, he has penned tens of thousands of words promoting his pro-liberty viewpoints. But 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).
Alan Bock | Orange Punch
Author profile page, including picture and links to some of his writings
Alan Bock has been a member of the Orange County Register's Opinion and Commentary staff since 1980 and has held a variety of positions. He currently is a senior editorial writer and blogger for Orange Punch. 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.

Archived Articles
July 1999-March 2009


Alan Bock Interview, by Alan Bock, Scott Horton, The Scott Horton Show, 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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