George Will

George Frederick Will (born May 4, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author

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A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.Rate it:
Americans are overreachers overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.Rate it:
Football combines the two worst features of American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.Rate it:
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.Rate it:
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.Rate it:
I say statecraft is soulcraft. Just as all education is moral education because learning conditions conduct, most legislation is moral legislations because it conditions the action and the thought of the nation in broad and important spheres in life.Rate it:
If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.Rate it:
In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)Rate it:
It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is.Rate it:
Modern man's capacity for destruction is quixotic evidence of humanity's capacity for reconstruction. The powerful technological agents we have unleashed against the environment include many of the agents we require for its reconstruction.Rate it:
Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.Rate it:
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.Rate it:
The Berlin Wall is the defining achievement of socialism.Rate it:
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.Rate it:
The gap between ideals and actualities, between dreams and achievements, the gap that can spur strong men to increased exertions, but can break the spirit of others -- this gap is the most conspicuous, continuous land mark in American history. It is conspicuous and continuous not because Americans achieve little, but because they dream grandly. The gap is a standing reproach to Americans; but it marks them off as a special and singularly admirable community among the world's peoples.Rate it:
The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.Rate it:
The phrase "domestic cat" is an oxymoron.Rate it:
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.Rate it:
This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.Rate it:
Today more Americans are imprisoned for drug offenses than for property crimesRate it:
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.Rate it:
We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge.Rate it:

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