FORCES columnists offer news and perspectives on such issues as smoking and public policy, smoking and science, and the increasingly evident slippery slope that is leading to tobacco prohibition. They also venture into adjacent territory to chart the course of an authoritarian and censorious political and bureaucratic elite that uses state-of-the-art propaganda techniques, corporate handouts and tax dollars to woo the public towards a vision of the future that offers utopian illusions about health and safety in exchange for the privacy and freedom of both mind and body.

The concerns of our columnists range from a detailed examination of local legislative issues to broader philosophical considerations touching, for example, on the gradual (and decidedly undemocratic) globalization of public health policy.

Bill Brown

Bill Brown is an Ohio restaurateur. He blogs at An Inconvenient Liberty ...
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Enoch Ludlow

From birth in North Carolina's Duke University, a great school built by a tobacco fortune, to present employment in the ...
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Ian Dunbar

Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and writer. He received his veterinary degree and a Special Honors degree ...
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James Leavey

James Leavey is a freelance journalist, editor, tobacco historian, independent marketing & PR consultant, comedy scriptwriter, and occasional radio broadcaster ...
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John Luik

John Luik is a Canadian philosopher with a history of vocally opposing government agency efforts to warn people about the health ...
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Michael J. McFadden

Grew up in Brooklyn, lives in Philadelphia. Background in Peace Studies, psychology, physics, basic statistical and propaganda analysis, writing, editing, ...
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