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George Will Still Believes in Classical Liberalism

Three years ago, George Will, America’s foremost conservative newspaper columnist, officially quit the GOP over its acquiescence to Donald Trump. “This is not my party,” he said then. It’s even less so now.

Yet the erudite author and television commentator is not ready to give up on conservatism just yet. In his career-punctuating new book (Hachette Books), Will makes the forceful argument that the natural rights–based classical liberalism of James Madison is the antidote to authoritarianism found

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