George Will’s Epiphany
George Will is arguably the most prominent public intellectual on the right, and for over four decades the Pulitzer Prize-winner has provided erudite conservative commentary in his widely-syndicated newspaper column, in many books, and in journals such as National Review (for which he served as Washington editor from 1972 to 1978). Alas, in recent years Will has changed course from the strong-government Tory conservatism he exhibited in Statecraft as Soulcraft (1983), and now tacks libertarian. He has publicly acknowledged his atheism, favors legalization of drugs, left the Republican party, and even defended the U.S. Supreme Court’s recognition of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell.
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