Press Release

The Ethan Allen Institute’s 30th Anniversary Gala with George F. Will

by Myers Mermel

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will is America’s most widely read political columnist, and its foremost conservative voice.

Hear George Will discuss “Why the Conservative Movement Is Important In A Place Like Vermont”.

Wednesday, May 31 · 6pm EDT @ DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont 870 Williston Road South Burlington, VT 05403 United States

Unmatched in political insight, Mr. Will provides witty, trenchant, and always-informed commentary on politics, the economy, and American society. Join us and listen to his fresh insights on the current dynamics of political philosophy, policy, and politics here in Vermont.

“Perhaps the most powerful journalist in America” – The Wall Street Journal

“One of the preeminent columnists and intellectuals of our time.” – The Commonwealth Club

“Mr. Will may be one of the most influential writers in America.” – Reagan Foundation

“Will has done more to make the case for conservative ideas over these many decades than any other writer.” — The New Criterion

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Ethan Allen Institute is a Vermont’s free-market public policy research and education think tank, dedicated to identifying, developing, and promoting policy ideas based on the principles of free enterprise, limited, constitutional government, and individual liberty. 

We provide policymakers and the public and with fact-based, objective, and timely analysis of key issues affecting Vermont, through our widely read commentaries, publications, e-news, media interviews, public events and legislative committee testimony.

Founded in 1993, we are one of fifty-plus similar but independent state-level, public policy organizations around the country which exchange ideas and information through the State Policy Network. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan organization that relies on voluntary support from individuals, foundations, and businesses.

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  1. A weekly contributor to the Washington Compost [sic]. He spends a great deal of time on MSDNC [sic] co-miserating with Joe and Mika (operatives) and NBC News (fake news.) “In June 2019, Will asserted that the Republican Party had become a cult. In July 2020, Will announced he would vote for Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.” In other words, controlled opposition and suffers TDS.

  2. I do not always agree with George Will, but his considered view is always worthy of consideration and thought. I have never been disappointed by the thoughts and information learned in a Will’s presentation.

    Ethan Allen Inst. is a free market think tank continuing to do research and give honest information to the citizens and government of Vermont.

    I am sure the gala evening with George Will celebrating EAI Institute’s 30 years of service to Vermont will be enjoyable, entertaining and memorable.

    Please join us.

  3. I’ve been reading George Will for many years. He is by far the most prominent conservative/libertarian member of the national media. He has taken a dim view of Donald Trump precisely because Trump is nobody’s principled conservative/libertarian and has been all over the lot on health care, gun control and many issues people like me believe to be important – not to mention his campaign contributions to Bill and HIlary Clinton. Will is not coming here to critique Donald Trump, but to make the case for strengthening conservativism and libertarianism before Vermont staggers into a Sanders socialist paradise, with all its oppression, misery. and capital flight. I’m glad Vermonters will have their opportunity to hear him at the EAI gala May 31.

    • With all due respect John, it is not a secret Donald Trump was a blue-dog Democrat. If you saw his interview with Mark Levin discussing his new book, it was very clear Trump was supported by such people as Oprah Winfrey. They all suddenly hated him when he decided to run for President. George Will peddles his rhetoric as an academic commentator, better known as an establishment shill snob. Considering the company he keeps weekdays with controlled operatives like Joe, Mika, and their cluster of liars as well as Jeff Bezo’s Washington comPost [sic], he sold out his ethics and integrity to his Master. We need less of those types and more people who are willing to fight the enemy, not dine with them and kiss their behinds.

      • Melissa, My thoughts also. You can’t break these old time conservatives in the money crowd, which I’m not a member. However, Mr. Will is one of the elites in the Washington uniparty and an early never Trump mouth piece. As long as the old GOP guard controls the elections by picking the candidates instead of the people, nothing will change. The new republican party is America First and for the working people who get things done and not those who support the military industrial complex for the world’s police dept.. Bringing pompous George Will to Vermont just demonstrates that he is a has been and runs to whatever venue he can, even if it’s on MSNBC where the moonbats all get their news. Disappointing in the least.

  4. George Will works for Washington Post and NBC/ MSNBC. Why haven’t his leftist employers and audience canceled him? Because he mocks the Republican base and makes money doing it.

    “Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American Politics”.

    “Along comes Mr. Trump, who says, “No, conservatism is beating up on the Mexicans” or whatever he says”.

    “Donald Trump is the purest expression of the current pandemic of performative politics — politics cut off from anything other than making one’s adherents feel good. And people nowadays feel good by disliking the other team”.

    George Will acts like he has “principled” differences from Democrats unlike vulgar Trump and MAGA populists. This is called “controlled opposition”. It’s hard to believe there are enough 75 year+ elitist, Trump-hating Republicans in Vermont who’ll pay to hear Mr. Will. 

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