Julian Sanchez (writer)

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Julian Sanchez
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Born Miguel Julian Sanchez
(1979-03-14) March 14, 1979 (age 37)
New Jersey, U.S.
Education New York University
Occupation Journalist, blogger
Notable credit(s) Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute; editor at Reason magazine; has guest blogged for Andrew Sullivan; frequent guest on BloggingHeads.tv
Website http://www.juliansanchez.com

Julian Sanchez (born March 14, 1979) is an American libertarian writer living in Washington, D.C.. Currently a Senior fellow at the Cato Institute, he previously covered technology and privacy issues as the Washington Editor for Ars Technica.[1]


He first came to public attention in 2003 when he helped to expose gun control critic John Lott for defending himself in online forums using an assumed identity.[2][3] Soon afterwards, Sanchez was hired as an assistant editor at Reason magazine, where he is now a contributing editor.

Sanchez was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he attended public school.[4]

Sanchez has a weblog on his personal website. He has also blogged for Reason and The Economist. In the winter of 2005–06, Andrew Sullivan asked Sanchez and Ross Douthat to guest blog on his widely read weblog, The Daily Dish. Sanchez's work has been cited in blogs such as The Volokh Conspiracy, Marginal Revolution, and Instapundit. In a 2010 blog post he adapted the philosophical term epistemic closure to describe the effect that the rise of conservative media has had on right-of-center political discourse in the United States.[5] His analysis sparked a spirited debate among conservative pundits that was eventually covered by the New York Times.[6]

Sanchez is a graduate of New York University, where he studied philosophy and political science.


  1. ^ Julian Sanchez (April 2, 2009). "Sic Transit Gloria Condé". 
  2. ^ Julian Sanchez (May 2003). "The Mystery of Mary Rosh". Reason.com. 
  3. ^ Richard Morin (February 1, 2003). "Scholar Invents Fan To Answer His Critics". Washington Post. 
  4. ^ Sanchez, Julian. "Reading Government Studies 101", Julian Sancjez, July 19, 2006. Accessed October 29, 2013. "Consider: In Bergen County, New Jersey where I grew up, the public schools (which I attended) are actually pretty damn good. In D.C., where I live now, they’re notoriously crappy."
  5. ^ Julian Sanchez (March 26, 2010). "Frum, Cocktail Parties, and the Threat of Doubt". 
  6. ^ Patricia Cohen (April 27, 2010). "‘Epistemic Closure’? Those Are Fighting Words". New York Times. 

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