This article originally appeared on the blog of Heretic, the magazine of We Are Libertarians.
Never fear though, everyone’s favorite quarterly journal will still be around – just under a different name and with some changes.
Over the past few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about what WAL Reader has been during it’s first year and what I want it to be. I’m extremely happy with what I was able to do with the journal during the past year and I’m very proud of many of the contributors who have written wonderful content for our readers. Most of all, I thank Chris Spangle for letting me be apart of the We Are Libertarians network despite our differences. This has been a wonderful – and educational – experience for me.
That being said, as I have evolved personally over this past year, WAL Reader must as well. I want to expand the scope and imagination of the journal; I don’t want to exclude any ideas that can contribute to a better, more thoughtful world.
Effective immediately, WAL Reader is relaunching as Heretic. Our mission is to share and foster ideas, art, and discussion that take on the power-mongering and demagogic orthodoxies of the day.
- We reject today’s political orthodoxy to find a society based on cooperation and peace, rather than threats and force.
- We reject today’s cultural orthodoxy to foster civility, unity, and goodwill where hatred and animosity reign.
- We reject today’s economic orthodoxy to imagine an economy that recognizes the inherent value of all and doesn’t prop up the elite.
- We reject today’s religious orthodoxy to find faith based in love, hope, and virtue, rather than fear and material prosperity.
If you can’t escape the nagging feeling in the back of your mind or pit of your stomach that there’s better solutions for our problems than what mainstream thought is telling and selling you, Heretic is meant for you.
I am very excited for this evolution of the project and am highly anticipating the wonderful content all our current and future contributors will provide. I look forward to seeing what new opportunities this new direction will bring to the journal.
Thank you all for your loyal readership so far. And as always, if you wish to contribute to the journal yourself, you can do so here.