Posted in Leisure by Peter W. Schramm
No, but he makes me feel old. I recall similar columns of his for 50 and 60!
George Will is one of my heroes. I don't watch "This Week" any more, but I recall with great pleasure him and David Brinkley, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.
No kidding. I remember reading his syndicated column in the local newspaper while still in my parents' home. That means many years of writing; may he have many more. I like the idea of employment you can keep doing and no one tells you that you are too old for the job. Clearly, he's not.
Also, clearly some/i> people know how to age well and happily. May we all find we have the knack.
Yes, back in the late 1970s I discovered him along with James J. Kilpatrick. I didn't know anybody like them.
George Will is a great writer and also a very good after dinner speaker. He is usually right but sometimes wavers (Iraq and Afghanistan). Back when he was writing for National Review for a while he actually spoke wistfully of the Articles of Confederation. At least he's a stern foe of the administrative state.
Dr. Will has been a disappointment in recent years as his views have morphed into a general advocacy of the interests of the business sectors. He was at his peak around about 1975, when his was a voice both engaging and individual and his subject matter was variegated - mundane life, popular entertainment, and political economy. His first collection of columns, The Pursuit of Happiness and Other Sobering Thoughts remains worth reading. His column today? Not so much.
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