web posted January 1999
I've always felt uncomfortable beginning a description with the words "Best of".
This issue, for example, is dubbed The Best of 1998 and features nearly 30 pieces Enter Stage Right ran last year. Problem? I like to think that every piece run last year was "the best" and ESR published well over 100 quality essays and articles on every topic conceivable.
So instead of referring to this month as the ueber-issue of ESR, I'll just say that the pieces in this month's issue are a representative example of what I thought were some good stories. The process was admittedly largely subjective. If you wrote in and said you liked them or I thought the piece was snazzy, you'll see it this month.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the writers and fellow publications which generously allowed the use of their material in our pages. Many thanks!
Some specific thanks go to (and if I have forgotten your name, please accept my apologies):
Writers - David W. Almasi, Brian Micklethwait, Vin Suprynowicz, Walter Block, Michael Miller, David Ridenour, Stephanie Herman, David A. Tomlinson, Joe Kellard, Jim Hinter, Rupert Murdoch, Charlton Heston, Amy Moritz Ridenour, David Hogberg, Craig Docksteader, Charles VanEaton Ph.D., José Piñera, John Carlisle, Susie Dutcher, Davy Crockett, Rex L. Fuller III, James Damask, Faye Anderson, Kevin Bertram, Ken Burton, Thomas J. DiLorenzo, David Hackworth, Andrew Coulson, Neil Murphy, Gerard Jackson, Sean Hackbarth, Tom Adkins, Garry Breitkreuz, Stephen Moore, Dennis Rice, Keith Wade, C. Grady Drago, Sam Wells, Michael R. Allen, Jim Hill, Kimberly Wilson, Rod D. Martin, C.W. Mayer, Reason Magazine, The Freeman, Journal X
Art direction/Photography - Fabian Hynes, Anthony Szwec
Technical support - Gilles Melanson
Philosophical support - Michael Miller
Spiritual guidance - James Brown
Thanks for reading,
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
New look next month
The final touches are being put on a new look for ESR! The index page has been redesigned to load faster and be a little more compact. You would have seen it this month but I wanted to tweak it a little longer. Come back in February to see our new look!
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