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The Leveling Wind: Politics, the Culture, and Other News

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This volume, the fifth collection of George F. Will's essays on America's political tumults and cultural controversies, makes clear that he deserves to be ranked in the American tradition of high journalism, a tradition that extends back through Walter Lippmann and H. L. Mencken to Edwin Lawrence Godkin. With wit, erudition, and craftsmanship that readers of 480 newspapers ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Penguin Books (first published November 1st 1994)
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Jamin Batman
May 12, 2013 Jamin Batman rated it it was amazing
George F. Will levels salvo after salvo at the failures of government, political correctness, and the false civility that is all pervasive in most examinations of the two. When government cannot keep citizens safe in the street, or deliver a actual defense of fundamental rights, it is of no use. Unlike many others of his persuasion, Will seems to believe that government can deliver a better result; he simply thinks that our present government does not. This book is his stentorian voice of consci ...more
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Will writes of the struggle that faced in some degree both Bush I and Bush II and the Republican Party he says ‘If international law is properly called a law, who enacts, construes adjudicates and enforces. This was a question provoked by 911. My opinion is that the int’l community failed to the point where it was rejected by Buss II inresponse to 911. It was made even more challenging because on the judgemental and intolerance of the core Republican base. The next challenge my well be the reduc ...more
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George Frederick Will is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. By the mid 1980s the Wall Street Journal reported he was "perhaps the most powerful journalist in America," in a league with Walter Lippmann (1899–1975).

Will served as an editor for National Review from 1972 to 1978. He joined the W
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