George Will

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George F. Will (born 1941) is a sometimes conservative, sometimes moderate political commentator. Liberals feature him as a token conservative and (unlike real conservatives) he has won the liberal Pulitzer prize. His writings appear in Newsweek, the Washington Post and occasionally the National Review.

Political views

Though he claims to be a conservative, Will holds some conservative and some liberal views. With regards to foreign policy, Will proposed that the United States withdraw all troops from Afghanistan[1] and defended Barack Obama's response to the uprisings after the 2009 elections in Iran.[2] He also criticized the Bush administration for engaging in warrantless surveillance[3] and supported trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. On abortion, Will believes that the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision was unconstitutional, but thinks that the issue is unimportant, overall.[4] He is also against the death penalty.[5] He has moderate views on the problem of immigration, seeking tighter border security but also wants a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants.[6] At least he supports gun ownership as a constitutional right.[7] Economically, he has been critical of liberal economic policies[8][9] and praised Reaganomics.[10]

In May 2017, Will stated that Donald Trump supporters were "scowling primitives" who "hijacked" the conservative movement.[11] Will endorsed far-left Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama over conservative Roy Moore.[12]

Will is a globalist who supported NAFTA and was outspokenly critical of "Pat Buchanan Republicans."[13]

Religious views

George Will says he is an atheist who is "pretty sure" that God does not exist.[14] So in actuality he is an agnostic.

Will also describes himself as a "low-voltage atheist."[15]

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