Kevin D. Williamson

Kevin D. Williamson is national correspondent at The Dispatch and is based in Virginia. Prior to joining the company in 2022, he spent 15 years as a writer and editor at National Review, worked as the theater critic at the New Criterion, and had a long career in local newspapers. He is also a writer in residence at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. When Kevin is not reporting on the world outside Washington for his Wanderland newsletter, you can find him at the rifle range or reading a book about literally almost anything other than politics.

Kevin D. Williamson

Eccentricity Isn’t a Political Agenda

On Patrick Deneen and the New Right's lack of intellectual seriousness.

When Public Opinion Is Irrelevant

The Supreme Court is in the law business, not the justice business.

Charismatic Machines

Why isn’t this the golden age of assassinations?

The End of Bunga Bunga

Americans compare Silvio Berlusconi to the wrong U.S. president.

Corruption and Scandal, Texas-Size

Can anything embarrass Republicans in 2023?

The (Possible) Commercial-Mortgage Meltdown

Don’t assume that anything is foolproof until you’ve met the fool.

They Meant Well, Mostly

‘Peak oil’ and other follies.

The Burial of the Dead

Ukrainians keep up the fight against Russia in the hope that future generations won’t have to.

From Counterculture to Culture and Back Again

On Robert Kennedy Jr. and the right.

Elon, You Have Much To Learn About Free Speech

An open letter to the owner of Twitter.