Jacob Sullum is a senior editor at Reason magazine and a nationally syndicated columnist. He is the author of For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health (Free Press) and Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use (Tarcher/Penguin). His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cigar Aficionado, National Review, and many other publications.
Sullum first joined Reason in 1989 as an assistant editor, later serving as associate editor and managing editor. He also has worked as the articles editor of National Review and as a reporter for the News and Courier/Evening Post in Charleston, South Carolina, and The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Sullum is a graduate of Cornell University, where he majored in economics and psychology. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and three daughters.
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