|The Libertarian Connection was launched December 10, 1968. There were three founders; Sky d'Aureous and Lee Hall were two of them. (I believe that Ron Courtney was the third, but I have no documentation.) Skye added the "e" in the second issue and "Lee" became "Natalee." Years later, they became known by their real names Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw.|
In a time when libertarians were striving for conventionality, Skye and Natalee offered an unusual magazine, modeled after science fiction "fanzines." The publication schedule was six weeks. Subscribers could send in two pages and buy additional pages for a dollar each. Subscriptions were $4.50 for each cycle. Publication was via mimeograph until about 1975 when it went photo-offset. While at MIT, Durk came upon the idea of a "meta-stable society." While others were arguing stable societies, but he saw that something more -- or, actually, something less -- was needed.
Among the contributors to the LC were:
Roy A. Childs
Joseph Michael Cobb
L. Michael Emerling
Erwin S. 'Filthy Pierre" Strauss
Ralph Fucetola III
Philip Abbot Luce
Guy de Maertelaere
Spencer H. MacCallum
Michael ("Mick") Marotta
El Ray (El Rayo)
Murray N. Rothbard
Morris and Linda Tannehill
Robert Charles Van Orden
Robert Anton Wilson
as well as
Richard M. Nixon, Jesus Christ, Aragorn Beowolf, Thor Xavier Challenger, The Wolverine, The Yankee Trader, The Two Traders, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, and God ...
.... all of whom paid to be published in The Libertarian Connection.
The LC's editorial policy was based on Life Extension, Futures Projects, and Self Libertarian (both Theory and Practice). "What if they gave a millennium and no one came?" by Skye d'Aureous and Natalee Hall explained that you can be free even though no one else is, that freedom will come to others, but not to everyone all at once, that a rational person is only interested in the freedom they can obtain for themselves in their own lifetime.