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George Will, the Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and Newsweek essayist, is considered by many to be the foremost political columnist of our time. The Washington Post has syndicated his newspaper column since 1974. Today, it appears twice weekly in over 500 newspapers in the United States and Europe. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of
Newsweek magazine, for which he provides a bimonthly back-page essay. In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in his newspaper columns.
Altogether, six collections of Mr. Will's Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric 1994-1997. He has also published three books on political theory,
Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does, The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election and Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy. In 1990 George Will published
Men At Work: The Craft of Baseball, which topped The New York Times bestseller list for two months. In 1998, Scribner published
Bunts: Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a best-selling collection of new and previously published writings by George Will on baseball.
In 1981, George Will became one of the original members of the panel of ABC
News' This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.
George Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D. He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University, the University of Toronto and Harvard University. He served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, George Will lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.
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