ON-Lion Letter
In mid-December, Bradley Prize recipient George F. Will delivered a lecture at Princeton University to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.  A Princeton alum, Will's lecture, "Can Someone from the Class of 1771 Save the Nation from Someone from the Class of 1879?"  

During his lecture, which is viewable online, Will talked about how the vision of James Madison -- a limited government under a Constitution of delegated, enumerated powers -- has been challenged throughout the last century, and is still challenged, by the expansive-government vision of Woodrow Wilson.  Will expressed a preference for the former vision, and he showed some optimism that it may yet prevail.

One of America's most-respected and –influential public intellectuals, Will writes regular op-ed columns for The Washington Post, which are nationally syndicated, is a contributing editor of Newsweek, and is a commentator for ABC News.  He is also a Princeton trustee.

The Madison Program, which is supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, is directed by Will's fellow Bradley Prize recipient Robert P. George.  Both Will and George are also members of Bradley's Board of Directors.
Actions: E-mail | Permalink |