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George Will

Data de nascimento: 4. Maio 1941
Outros nomes:George Frederick Will

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George Frederick Will , é um jornalista, escritor e colunista estadunidense, vencedor do Prêmio Pulitzer, e mais conhecido por seus comentários conservadores.

Filho de um professor de filosofia da University of Illinois, formou-se pela University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Foi editor da National Review de 1972 a 1978; passou a publicar uma coluna no Washington Post duas vezes por semana, que eram reproduzidas em jornais de todos os EUA. Em 1976 tornou-se editor-colaborador da Newsweek.

Suas colunas são reproduzidas em 450 jornais ligados ao sindicato que as distribui.

Citações George Will

„The theory is that election to Congress is tantamount to being dispatched to Washington on a looting raid for the enrichment of your state or district, and no other ethic need inhibit the feeding frenzy.“

— George Will
Context: Byrd [former Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia] rose to his current eminence from conditions of severe poverty, and he represents a poor state, so perhaps some of his grasping should be forgiven. Some, but not this egregious sort. His career has become a caricature of a particularly crass and cynical theory of representation. The theory is that election to Congress is tantamount to being dispatched to Washington on a looting raid for the enrichment of your state or district, and no other ethic need inhibit the feeding frenzy. Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy, Simon & Schuster (c. 1992), Chapter 1, p. 31 :

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„For conservatives, seeing is believing; for liberals, believing is seeing.“

— George Will
Column, August 24, 2008, [http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/will082408.php3 "Little Rhetoric Riding Hood"] at jewishworldreview.com.

„Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it.“

— George Will
Column, March 14, 2014, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-democrats-policies-make-income-inequality-worse/2014/03/14/97d5074e-aada-11e3-adbc-888c8010c799_story.html "Democrats are making income inequality worse"] at washingtonpost.com.

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„The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.“

— George Will
The Leveling Wind: politics, the culture, and other news, 1990-1994 (c. 1994), Will, Viking; as cited in Quotable Quotes (1997), Editors of Reader’s Digest, Penguin :

„A decrease in the quantity of legislation generally means an increase in the quality of life.“

— George Will
Column, December 23, 2007, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/21/AR2007122101922.html "The Gift Of Doing Very Little"] at washingtonpost.com.

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„When a politician says, concerning an issue involving science, that the debate is over, you may be sure the debate is rolling on and not going swimmingly for his side.“

— George Will
Column, February 26, 2014, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-f-will-the-liberal-agenda-is-being-good-to-liberals/2014/02/26/e600a0c4-9e4e-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html "The liberal agenda: Being good to liberals"] at washingtonpost.com'.

„Geology has joined biology in lowering mankind's self-esteem. Geology suggests how mankind's existence is contingent upon the geological consent of the planet.“

— George Will
from a review of Simon Winchester’s Krakatoa (2003), as quoted in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (rev. 2005), ed. Rawson & Miner, Oxford University Press, p. 600:

„The family is the primary transmitter of social capital – the values and character traits that enable people to seize opportunities. Family structure is a primary predictor of an individual's life chances, and family disintegration is the principal cause of the intergenerational transmission of poverty.“

— George Will
Column, March 21, 2014, [http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-f-will-the-lefts-half-century-of-denial-over-poverty/2014/03/21/1aeaff4e-b049-11e3-a49e-76adc9210f19_story.html " Paul Ryan was right – poverty is a cultural problem"] at washingtonpost.com.

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