In a landslide victory yesterday, Conor Williams (GOV ’11) was named the Washington Post‘s “Next Great Pundit.”
Williams’s win marks the end of a month-long gauntlet of rounds, which included blog posts, traditional op-eds, and a roundtable debate. Now, he will receive a three-month writing contract with the Post.
As a pundit, Williams hopes to encourage thoughtful debate.
“Above all, I want to emphasize the importance of keeping the public conversation going in the United States,” he wrote in an email. “Both progressives dismissive of Middle America and Tea Party activists alike seem to be in a hurry to hurl insults instead of engaging in debates over what’s best for the country.”
A piece of advice: Never write about denim.
Photo: Conor Williams