Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for The Washington Post
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, New Trier High School D203, Winnetka, IL
American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020
Since 1974, George F. Will has been a steadfast voice of wisdom and reason for the American people. One of this country’s leading columnists and the author of fifteen previous books, Mr. Will has been called “perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” by the Wall Street Journal. Now, he returns with his ninth and most expansive collection reflecting on American culture and the many attacks on expertise, rationality, and conduct by American institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues in recent times.
In American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, Mr. Will examines a remarkably unsettling thirteen years in our nation’s history, from 2008 to 2020. Leavened by his signature wit, this collection brings clarity to a period of cultural change and unrest.
Mr. Will addresses every facet of the American experience, from the American Revolutionary War to a scathing assessment of how State of the Union Addresses are delivered in the modern day. Utilizing several columns about court cases, primarily from the Supreme Court, Mr. Will also illuminates concerns regarding the composition of the federal judiciary.
Mr. Will writes a twice-weekly syndicated column on politics and domestic and foreign affairs for The Washington Post. He began his column with the Post in 1974 and received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1977. His fifteen previous books include The Conservative Sensibility, One Man’s America, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball, and Statecraft as Soulcraft. Mr. Will grew up in Champaign, Illinois, attended Trinity College and Oxford University, and received a Ph.D. from Princeton.
Mr. Will will be in conversation with Peter W. Tragos, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at New Trier High School D203, Winnetka, IL.
This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available on our website and YouTube channel.
BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of American Happiness and Discontents from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Will and Tragos that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.
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- Christ Church Winnetka
- Compass Health Center
- Countryside Day School
- Lake Bluff D65
- Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
- New Trier High School D203
- New Trier Parents’ Association
- Roycemore School
- Science and Arts Academy
- Stevenson High School D125
- University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Parents’ Association
- Wintrust Bank
- Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart