Alan Bock

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Alan W. Bock (December 3, 1943 – May 18, 2011)[1] 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.[2] He wrote regular columns for WorldNetDaily,, and and was a contributing editor at Liberty magazine.[2] He had also been published in The American Conservative.[3]


Bock was also an active public speaker having experience in radio and television. He spoke at such forums as the Cato Institute, Reason Foundation, the Drug Policy Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Freedom Summit, the Liberty Editors' Conference and the Festival of Freedom. In the 1970s, Bock spent eight years in Washington, D.C., where he worked for two different congressmen. He then formed a libertarian lobbying organization called Libertarian Advocate. He also spent some time working as a radio talk-show host where he appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS, and countless others. He contributed to Reason, Freeman, National Review, and Harvard Business Review.[2]


Bock attended the University of California, Los Angeles on a National Merit scholarship.[2]


He was the author of four books:


Bock died on May 18, 2011 after entering hospice due to cancer.[4][5] He was 67 and was living in Lake Elsinore, California.[2]


  1. Justin Raimondo, RIP, Alan Bock,, May 18, 2011.
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  3. Bock, Alan (2004-11-08) Libertarian Resistance, The American Conservative
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  5. Register editorial writer Alan Bock, 67, dies, Orange County Register, May 19, 2011.

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