|Born||1945 (age 68–69)
Crumpler, West Virginia
|Occupation||Journalist, columnist, author|
Fred Reed (born 1945 in Crumpler, West Virginia) is a writer and was formerly a technology columnist for The Washington Times. He has also written for The American Conservative and LewRockwell.com. A former Marine and Vietnam War veteran, Reed is a police writer and an occasional war correspondent. He currently writes weekly columns for the website Fred on Everything. His work is often satirical and opinionated.
Reed notes that his columns are often provocative and calls himself "an equal-opportunity irritant". His output does not fit into conventional political classification; it includes attacks on feminism (generally the province of the right), George W. Bush (generally the province of the left), Israel (though not of Jews in general), and evolution (generally the province of religious fundamentalists). Many of Reed's articles speak of a yearning for a simpler time and urge the reader to forgo the pursuit of money and comforts in favor of a cultured life of the mind.
Reed currently lives in Mexico.
- A Brass Pole in Bangkok: A Thing I Aspire to Be (2006)
- Nekkid in Austin (2002)
- The Great Possum-Squashing and Beer Storm of 1962: Reflections on the Remains of My Country (2000)
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