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Will, George F.

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Most widely held works by George F Will
Men at work : the craft of baseball by George F Will( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the elements of baseball by examining four men who are exemplars of the game's exacting craftsmanship
The Roosevelts : an Intimate History( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of these years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of the National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear
Restoration : Congress, term limits, and the recovery of deliberative democracy by George F Will( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's oldest democracy - ours - has an old tradition of skepticism about government. However, the degree of dismay about government today is perhaps unprecedented in our history. Americans are particularly convinced that Congress has become irresponsible, either unwilling or incapable of addressing the nation's problems - while it spends its time and our money on extending its members' careers. Many Americans have come to believe fundamental reform is needed, specifically limits on the number of terms legislators can serve. In Restoration, George Will makes a compelling case, drawn from our history and his close observance of Congress, that term limits are now necessary to revive the traditional values of classical republican government, to achieve the Founders' goal of deliberative democracy, and to restore Congress to competence and its rightful dignity as the First Branch of government. At stake, Will says, is the vitality of America's great promise self-government under representative institutions. At issue is the meaning of representation. The morality of representative government, Will argues, does not merely permit, it requires representatives to exercise independent judgment rather than merely execute instructions given by constituents. However, careerism, which is a consequence of the professionalization of politics, has made legislators servile and has made the national legislature incapable of rational, responsible behavior. Term limits would restore the constitutional space intended by the Founders, the healthy distance between the electors and the elected that is necessary for genuine deliberation about the public interest. Blending the political philosophy of the Founders with alarming facts about the behavior of legislative careerists, Restoration demonstrates how term limits, by altering the motives of legislators, can narrow the gap between the theory and the practice of American democracy
The morning after : American successes and excesses, 1981-1986 by George F Will( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays originally written for Newsweek magazine containing insights on the foreign affairs, home front skirmishes, and the heroes, villains, and goats of the Reagan years
Suddenly : the American idea abroad and at home, 1986-1990 by George F Will( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author discusses the triumph of American democratic ideals abroad, the failings of the budget and the President, and other topics
Bunts : Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose, and other reflections on baseball by George F Will( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over seventy essays by columnist George Will in which he tells stories of America's favorite pastime, and includes an examination of baseball's evolution through the twentieth century
The leveling wind : politics, the culture, and other news, 1990-1994 by George F Will( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth collection of George F. Will's essays in America's political tumults and cultural controversies of the past four years
Statecraft as soulcraft : what government does by George F Will( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George F. Will purports that the proper goals of statecraft, are justice, social cohesion, and national strength. Therefore, he urges the development of a "conservatism with a kindly face," capable of respecting private enterprise and at the same time espousing "an affirmative doctrine of the welfare state," which Will sees as "an embodiment of the wholesome ethic of common provision." Proper government involves the cultivation of good character in citizens. This is what is meant by statecraft as soulcraft
A nice little place on the North Side : Wrigley Field at one hundred by George F Will( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling a century of highs and lows at Wrigley Field, George Will explores the home of the hapless Chicago Cubs in relation to his upbringing, the growth of Chicago, the history of baseball, and the nature of sports fandom
The pursuit of happiness, and other sobering thoughts by George F Will( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columns originally published in Newsweek and the Washington Post which deal with human nature and contemporary American life and politics
The Pursuit of virtue and other Tory notions by George F Will( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new season : a spectator's guide to the 1988 election by George F Will( Book )

7 editions published between 1927 and 1988 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woven figure : conservatism and America's fabric, 1994-1997 by George F Will( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Mr. Will, distinguished political columnist and cultural critic, examines many episodes of the conservatives' tribulations and the liberals' accommodations to the new political landscape. These writings present a map of the landscape, a guide for people perplexed by the gap between contemporary political theories and practices. Here are essays about the peculiar goings-on on campuses, where "rights"--Including a right to Chinese take-out food - multiply. Mr. Will is as pleased by the thirtieth anniversary of The Public Interest quarterly as he is appalled by the horrific new "sport" of "extreme fighting," which raises questions about the limits of permissible commerce. Here are snapshots of something trivial, the 1996 presidential campaign, that illustrated something momentous, the marginalization of the presidency. Mr. Will examines the achievements and misadventures of judicial activism, the writing of national standards for the teaching of history, and the West's response to genocide in the Balkans. But as always in Mr. Will's writings, there is time for the pure fun of life in a nation blessed with ESPN and Corvettes
With a happy eye but-- America and the world, 1997-2002 by George F Will( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The columnist imparts his views on such topics as Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky, the impeachment trial of Clinton, the debate over partial-birth abortions, the 2000 election, baseball, and the deaths of his mentor and father
Press, politics, and popular government by George F Will( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panel discussion on politics and the press was held at the convention of the American Political Science Association in September 1971. This volume contains an essay delivered at that panel on the various functions or activities of the press--adversary, surrogate, sovereign--and remarks of the three discussants. In addition, an essay especially written for this volume on the missing elite in journalism is included. (Sh)
Intelligent design vs. evolution( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports on the campaign to teach intelligent design, the theory that the origin of life can be scientifically explained by an intelligent designer as opposed to natural selection, in public schools. Also features an in-depth debate between George Will and Cal Thomas, two conservative commentators who differ on whether this theory should be promoted in biology courses
Mr. Conservative : Goldwater on Goldwater( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater's tumultuous election year, as well as other years in a career that encompassed numerous political and ideological triumphs. Though he never achieved the ultimate prize, the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 vindicated the conservative agenda Goldwater had long championed. Ironically, in later years, Goldwater's support of issues like abortion and gay rights were diametrically opposed to those of the "new conservative" leadership, underscoring both the distance the country has traveled in the last 40 years, as well as the dogged independence Goldwater embodied up to his death in 1998
The pursuit of happiness and other sobering thoughts by George F Will( Recording )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columns originally published in Newsweek and the Washington Post which deal with contemporary life and human nature
Kindly inquisitors : the new attacks on free thought by Jonathan Rauch( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thou shalt not hurt others with words. That commandment looks harmless, even admirable. But it is neither. As Jonathan Rauch states in this groundbreaking book, "This moral principle is deadly - inherently deadly, not incidentally so - to intellectual freedom and to the productive and peaceful pursuit of knowledge." Americans are used to thinking of liberal society as standing on two pillars: the economic system of capitalism and the political system of democracy. But a third pillar of liberalism, although little heralded and often poorly understood, is just as important: the system for producing knowledge. "Liberal science," as Rauch calls it, performs the crucial task of developing knowledge by choosing between conflicting views. In Kindly Inquisitors, Rauch explores how that system works and why it has now become the object of a more powerful ideological attack than at any time since the great battles between science and religion. Moving beyond the First Amendment, Kindly Inquisitors defends the morality, rather than the legality, of an intellectual regime that relies on unfettered and often hurtful criticism. After explaining the rules that make science work, Rauch identifies three major threats. The first and oldest is from fundamentalists - people who believe that truth is obvious and so need not be questioned. Newer and more troubling are the intellectual egalitarians, who hold that everyone's beliefs deserve equal respect. And most problematic of all are the humanitarians, who decry "verbal violence" and demand that no one give offense. Rauch traces the attacks on free thought from Plato's Republic to Iran's death decree against Salman Rushdie, and then to America's campuses and newsrooms. He provides an impassioned rebuttal to the moral claims of all who would regulate criticism on the grounds of compassion. Attempts to protect people's feelings, though appealing on the surface, lead to the control of knowledge by central authorities. "The new sensitivity is the old authoritarianism in disguise," he writes, "and it is just as noxious." Kindly Inquisitors is a refreshing and vibrant essay that casts a provocative light on the raging debates over political correctness and multiculturalism. Students and philosophers will appreciate its penetrating analysis of science; citizens, its passionate defense of unfettered criticism
One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation by George F Will( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

America's most widely read and most influential commentator casts his gimlet eye on our singular nation. Moving far beyond the strict confines of politics, George F. Will offers a fascinating look at the people, stories, and events--often unheralded--that make the American drama so endlessly entertaining and instructive. With Will's signature erudition and wry wit always on display, One Man's America chronicles a spectacular, eclectic procession of figures who have shaped our cultural landscape--from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner to National Review founder William F. Buckley Jr., from Victorian poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from cotton picker--turned--country singer Buck Owens to actor-turned-president Ronald Reagan. Will crisscrosses the country to illuminate what it is that makes America distinctive. He visits the USS Arizona memorial in Pearl Harbor and ponders its enduring links to the present. He travels to Milwaukee to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of an iconic brand, Harley-Davidson. In Los Angeles he finds the inspiring future of education, while in New York he confronts the dispiriting didacticism of the avant-garde. He ventures to the Civil War battlefields of Virginia to explore what we risk when we efface our own history. And on the outskirts of Chicago he investigates one of the darkest chapters in American history, only to discover a shining example of resilience and grace--the best the country has to offer.--From publisher description
 
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The leveling wind : politics, the culture, and other news, 1990-1994
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George Will Amerikaans journalist

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George Will US-amerikanischer Journalist und Autor

Will, George 1941-

Will, George Frederick 1941-

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Restoration : Congress, term limits, and the recovery of deliberative democracyThe morning after : American successes and excesses, 1981-1986Suddenly : the American idea abroad and at home, 1986-1990Bunts : Curt Flood, Camden Yards, Pete Rose, and other reflections on baseballThe leveling wind : politics, the culture, and other news, 1990-1994Statecraft as soulcraft : what government doesThe woven figure : conservatism and America's fabric, 1994-1997With a happy eye but-- America and the world, 1997-2002One man's America : the pleasures and provocations of our singular nation