George F. Will

George F. Will

One of America’s most-respected and –influential public intellectuals, Bradley Prize recipient George F. Will writes regular op-ed columns for The Washington Post, which are nationally syndicated, is a contributing editor of Newsweek, and is a commentator for ABC News.  In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.

Born in Champaign, Ill., Will has written three books on political philosophy and politics — 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.  He has also written two bestselling books on baseball — Men at Work:  The Craft of Baseball and Bunts:  Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose and Other Reflections on Baseball, a collection of previously published work.  As well he has published several compilations of his other erudite work — including, most recently, With a Happy Eye, But …:  America and the World, 1997-2002.

Will once was an editor at National Review, taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto, as well, and served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Gordon Allott.  He was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., Oxford University, and Princeton University, where he earned his Ph.D.