George F. Will

Washington, D.C.

Columnist covering politics and domestic and foreign affairs

Education: Trinity College ; Oxford University; Princeton University

George Will writes a twice-weekly column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs. He began his column with The Post in 1974, and he received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977. He is also a regular contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. His latest book, "American Happiness and Discontents," was released in September 2021. His other works include: "The Conservative Sensibility" (2019), “One Man’s America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation” (2008), “Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy” (1992), “Men at Work: The Craft of Baseba
Latest from George F. Will

Biden’s slapdash, election-season student loan gambit may be in trouble

A promising legal challenge has arisen. But how else does the loan forgiveness violate statutory and constitutional law, and justice? Let us count the ways.

September 30, 2022

Sometimes, as with the college football conference upheavals, worse is better

Realignments in the Big Ten, SEC and elsewhere were produced by cold economic reasoning.

September 28, 2022

Why Mastriano’s candidacy presents a special danger to the nation

The GOP nominee's motives are frightening because they are pure: He has the scary sincerity of the unhinged whose delusions armor them against evidence.

September 23, 2022

While Oz campaigns about campaigning, Fetterman sells a synthetic authenticity

If the Oct. 25 debate in the Pennsylvania Senate race occurs, it could help the Republican by changing the subject from his opponent's medical condition.

September 21, 2022

‘U.S. and the Holocaust’ immerses viewers in the limitations that define tragedy

The Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein documentary premiering on PBS rekindles an agonizing debate.

September 16, 2022

Why Colorado Gov. Jared Polis could answer Democrats’ 2024 prayers

This progressive who's palatable to nonbelievers may be just what the party needs if Biden doesn't run (and he shouldn't).

September 14, 2022

Elizabeth II’s death underscores continuity in an era of disjunctions

Her power consisted in her example of behaving responsibly toward duties she inherited.

September 8, 2022

In the sandbox also known as academia, it’s the golden age of the grovel

Historian James H. Sweet's self-abasement, after violating progressive orthodoxy, may be indicative of why so few young people choose to pursue history degrees.

September 7, 2022

David Halberstam’s ‘The Best and the Brightest’ at 50 still casts a long shadow

A lingering legacy of Vietnam, partly perpetrated by Halberstam’s memorably titled book, is a comfortable, self-congratulatory populism.

August 31, 2022

Gorbachev’s reputation rests on the world’s amnesia

Like Christopher Columbus, who accidentally discovered the New World, the former Russian leader stumbled into greatness by misunderstanding where he was going.

August 30, 2022