But don’t just take Buckley’s word for it (let alone ours). When Reagan awarded Chambers the Medal of Freedom in 1984, one eloquent writer noted that Chambers’s “extraordinary memoir ‘Witness’ is . . . comparable in depth and power to the memoir of another American alienated from his times, ‘The Education of Henry Adams.’” Witness, this author continued, “is an unrivaled account of the costs of the totalitarian temptation.” So that’s why “To Us, Chambers, a graceless man touched in the end by the blinding grace of painful truthfulness, led a life worth honoring.” George Will, you were right about Chambers the first time. - See more at: http://www.libertylawsite.org/2017/06/02/witness-to-george-wills-flight-from-politics/#sthash.youXukJE.dpuf
Will has long struck me as a self-satisfied pedant, but his descent into being completely in mauvaise foie is astounding.