Category Archives: George F. Will

The Freedom Train

It seems something can be both evocative in a primal way, even romantic, and quite obscure. It’s that lonesome train whistle in the middle of the night, way off, in the distance – real life, big things, going on elsewhere, … Continue reading

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The Gentleman and the Drama Queen

The readership here is small – a hundred hits a day, give or take, save when CNN or BBC World Service notices this column or that and the traffic jumps. It happens. But given that – the situation where this … Continue reading

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The News That Was Almost Shut Out

There’s a variation of it in every high-tech action-adventure movie – the hero, against all odds, has made his way to where the very bad thing is. Oh, it may be a nuclear bomb about to blow up New York … Continue reading

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Talking with Georgia about Georgia

Saturday, August 16, and things were no better:   Russian forces built ramparts around tanks and posted sentries on a hill in central Georgia on Saturday, digging in despite Western pressure for Moscow to withdraw its forces under a cease-fire … Continue reading

Posted in Appeasement or Realism, Defending Georgia, Foreign Policy, George F. Will, Giving Georgia Mixed Signals, McCain, McCain Usurps Bush, McCain versus Russia, Mikhail Saakashvili, NATO, Rick Brown, Russia and Georgia War, Russian Empire, Subversion, The Russo-Georgian War, The South, The Uses of History | 1 Comment

No Reconciliation, Ever

Those of us who have been divorced a few times know all about those two words – irreconcilable differences. Those two words turn out to be quite handy. You can end the marriage without having to prove that the other … Continue reading

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The Untouchables

George F. Will is a syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a bit of a baseball fan – there is his book, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball, and a few others, and lots of baseball columns. … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Class Warfare, Conservative Thought, Elitism, George F. Will, Obama, Populist Politics, Social Conservatives, The Power of Narrative | 1 Comment