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

Putin is doing his best to out-fascist Mussolini

The destroyer of Italy’s parliamentary democracy has a political descendant occupying the Kremlin today.

August 5, 2022

How the news business’s economics altered the news itself

Essayist Andrey Mir says media in a “post-journalism" world supply not news but “news validation.”

August 2, 2022

Blaming social media for academia’s ruin misses a larger, darker truth

Many academics are not 'captured by' Twitter; it is their 'safe space.' Their febrile shallowness is not 'Twitter-induced'; Twitter is a response to it.

July 29, 2022

Now we see the wisdom of the high court’s ‘vulgar cheerleader’ ruling

A high-school student's puerile joke could have gone unremarked, but not in this age of social media and dithering adults.

July 27, 2022

How millennials became aggressively illiberal, censorious young adults

In his most recent book, Mark Bauerlein describes today's millions-strong youthful cohort of the sour, humorless and disappointed (with America, and everything else less perfect than they).

July 8, 2022

Give Ukraine more artillery, and let the Navy break Russia’s blockade

Naval forces should be promptly employed to break Putin’s illegal blockade before it has its intended effect of mass starvation.

July 6, 2022

The EPA decision is the biggest one of all, and the court got it right

If, as is desirable, the decision presages similar ones, they could, cumulatively, revive Congress by compelling it to resume its proper responsibilities.

June 30, 2022

Trying to protect students from a coach’s prayers did them no favors

The Supreme Court’s decision should cause timorous adults, and the fragile young people they shape, to stop fueling today’s cancel culture and the demands for “safe spaces.”

June 29, 2022

The Supreme Court’s gun ruling is a serious misfire

By overturning New York's concealed-carry law, the justices effectively removed from public debate the essentially legislative choice of balancing the competing values of self-defense and public safety.

June 23, 2022

Business beware, ‘stakeholder’ capitalism is parasitic progressivism

ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing appeals to people for whom mere business – the creation of wealth and opportunity – lacks the cachet of politics.

June 22, 2022