The eighth season of Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel begins on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3:00 p.m., with a conversation between George F. Will and NY1 anchor Errol Louis.
George F. Will is among today’s most widely read columnists. His newspaper column has been syndicated by The Washington Post since 1974.
Today, it appears twice weekly in approximately 500 newspapers in the United States and in Europe. In addition, he currently serves as a contributor for MSNBC and NBC News. In 1976, he became a regular contributing editor of Newsweek magazine, for which he provided a bimonthly essay until 2011.
In 1977, he won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary for his newspaper columns. Altogether eight collections of Will’s Newsweek and Washington Post columns have been published, the most recent being One Man’s America. In addition, he has published several best-selling books on baseball.
For 32 years, beginning as a founding member in 1981, he was a panelist on ABC television’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Will was born in Champaign, Illinois, educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., Oxford University and Princeton University, where he earned his doctor of philosophy degree.
He has taught political philosophy at Michigan State University and the University of Toronto.
Will served as a staff member in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1972. From 1973 through 1976, he was the Washington editor of National Review magazine. Today, Will lives and works in Washington.
Will’s recently published book, “The Conservative Sensibility,” has been called an “astonishing” and “enthralling” (Booklist) new examination of how the Founders’ belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition—”easily one of the best books on American Conservatism ever written” (Jonah Goldberg).
Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A, book signing and refreshments.
Tickets are $25 or 2@$45. For further information about group discounts and to purchase tickets, call (516) 482-5701.
Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane in Great Neck.