George Will’s Libertarian Evolution

Interview in 2013 with George Will on his evolution to the libertarian philosophy.  “I’ve lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that’s a lot of folly to witness up close,” says Washington Post columnist George Will. “Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January 1, 1970 has pretty much dissipated at the hands of the government.”  

This interview followed upon Will’s 2011 column, concluding that the libertarian argument is ever more resonant with its “common-sensical principle that before government interferes with the freedom of the individual and of individuals making consensual transactions in markets, it ought to have a defensible reason for doing so. It usually does not.”

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