This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer George F. Will Speaks His Mind Evening Lecture/Seminar Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET Code: 1H0657 Location: This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series. Select your Tickets $20 Member $25 Non-Member Resize text George Will (Photo: Gage Skidmore) For almost half a century, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist George F. Will has provoked, amused, illuminated, and infuriated readers with no-holds-barred commentary on issues as far ranging as the state of the American judiciary to baseball. Now, drawing on his new book American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020, he examines a remarkably unsettling 13 years in our nation’s history. Leavened by Will’s signature wit, this collection brings clarity to a time marked by cultural change and unrest. He casts a careful eye on what defines the American experience as he explores an array of topics including drug policy and the criminal justice system; the First Amendment; meritocracy and education; Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, and The Beach Boys; and, yes, the morality of enjoying football. He will be interviewed by Steven V. Roberts, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. American Happiness and Discontents (Hachette Books) is available for sale. Book Sale Information Purchase your copy of American Happiness and Discontents: The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020 by George F. Will here. Special Note: Politics and Prose is offering a 10% discount to Smithsonian Associates ticket-holders. To claim your discount, enter the code SPECIAL10 (no space between letters and numbers) in the “Coupon discount” section on Politics and Prose's check-out page. Patron Information If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.