A Case For Government

In this hitherto unpublished 1995 lecture, Wilson Carey McWilliams sought to persuade a conservative audience (at the University of Dallas) for an arguably “conservative” case for government support of “decencies” in...

Citizenship and Its Discontents

This lecture by Wilson Carey McWilliams was delivered at St. John’s College in New Mexico on April 1, 1995. It is heretofore unpublished. While a number of its specific political references are now dated, the underlying analysis remai...

Teaching Detachment

In this 2000 lecture, Wilson Carey McWilliams prophetically pointed to the deepening of existing trends in higher education toward detachment and mobility. He described his task in this lecture thusly Undergraduates in the year 2000, the pr...

George Orwell and Ideology

The following essay is by Wilson Carey McWilliams, and is drawn from one of the two new collections of his writings, The Democratic Soul. More information about McWilliams, his thought, and the new books can be found here. This reflection o...