Saturday Night Literary Fight: George Will vs. Charles Krauthammer

If forced to pick, whom do you take?

For elegance of prose style, I take George Will. For ruthless sheer rightness and cool application of reason, I take Charles Krauthammer.

As a TV presence, a tie.

Overall, I give a slight nod to Will because of the gem-like beauty of his occasional non-political columns. His writings on things like the birth of his children, his son’s Down syndrome, literature, walking–these are small masterpieces in the art of the English essay.

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