George F. Will

Essential commentaries on politics, law and social character have earned him a huge, devoted following. Pulitzer winner. Twice weekly

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George Will is one of the most widely recognized, and widely read, writers in the world. With more than 450 newspapers and his appearances as a political commentator on FOX, Will may be the most influential writer in America.


Will began his syndicated column with The Writers Group on January 1, 1974, just four months after The Writers Group was founded by Ben Bradlee and Katharine Graham. Two years later, Will started a column for Newsweek which ran bi-weekly for more than three decades.



- Contributing analyst with FOX News

- Regular member of ABC's "This Week" on Sunday mornings from 1981 to 2013



- The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts (Harper & Row, 1978)

- The Pursuit of Virtue and Other Tory Notions (Simon & Schuster, 1982)

- The Morning After: American Successes and Excesses 1981-1986 (Macmillan, 1986)

Suddenly: The American Idea Abroad and at Home 1986-1990 (The Free Press, 1990)

- The Leveling Wind: Politics, the Culture & Other News 1990-1994 (Viking, 1994)

- The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric, 1994-1997 (Scribner, 1997)

- With a Happy Eye But ... America and the World 1997--2002 (The Free Press, 2002)

- One Man's America: The Pleasures and Provocations of Our Singular Nation (Crown Forum, 2008)

- Statecraft as Soulcraft (Simon & Schuster, 1983)

- The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election (Simon & Schuster, 1987)

- Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball (Macmillan, 1989)

- Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy (Macmillan, 1992)


Will was born in Champaign, Illinois. Prior to entering journalism, Will taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto, and served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Gordon Allott.