Farewell Mr. Hefner and thank-you for all your work.
Although I suspect that much of this news will surround Playboy and nude photography; I actually prefer to remember Hef’s work promoting and defending the First Amendment. His fighting against censorship laws and his promotion of feminism and same-sex rights have helped build the bulwark against theocracy in Western society.
Nudity aside, Playboy magazine did advance lifestyle and culture in new directions. It helped to get people thinking outside norms that were barely altered clones of past generations.
Hef will be missed. I hope that Playboy will carry on his legacy. The First Amendment must be defended constantly on many fronts.