Kevin D. Williamson
Kevin D. Williamson
Kevin Daniel Williamson
(1972-09-18) September 18, 1972
|Political party||Republican (before 2008)|
Williamson has worked as a deputy managing editor and theater critic for The New Criterion. Williamson has also worked at the Mumbai-based Indian Express Group; the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal; Journal Register Newspapers; the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, where he directed the journalism and communication programs; and as an adjunct professor at The King's College. Williamson was the editor of The Bulletin, a now-defunct daily newspaper in Philadelphia. Williamson is a longtime columnist at National Review.
In 2018, he briefly joined The Atlantic but his employment was terminated following public criticism of a 2014 Twitter discussion in which he suggested hanging as a criminal punishment for abortion and his reiteration of this suggestion on his National Review podcast in 2014.
Williamson later wrote that his comments had been intended to "mak[e] a point about the sloppy rhetoric of the abortion debate" rather than to promote capital punishment, noting that he had previously expressed strong reservations about capital punishment in general.
- The Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism. Regnery Publishing. 2011. ISBN 978-1596986497.
- The Dependency Agenda. Encounter Books. 2012. ISBN 978-1594036637.
- The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure. Broadside Books. 2013. ISBN 978-0-062-22068-4.
- What Doomed Detroit. Encounter Books. 2013. ISBN 978-1594037467.
- The Case Against Trump. Encounter Books. 2015. ISBN 978-1594038778.
- The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics. Gateway Editions. 2019. ISBN 978-1621579687.
- Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Woolly Wilds of the "Real America". Regnery Publishing. 2020. ISBN 978-1621579694.
- Kimball, Roger (2012). The New Leviathan: The State Versus the Individual in the 21st Century. Encounter Books. ISBN 978-1594036323.
- Kimball, Roger (2012). Future Tense: The Lessons of Culture in an Age of Upheaval. Encounter Books. ISBN 978-1-59403-634-7.
- Williamson, Kevin (June 30, 2020). "The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg #227" (Interview). Interviewed by Jonah Goldberg.
- "(NR articles by) Kevin D. Williamson". National Review Online. National Review. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
- Williamson, Kevin D. "Exchequer". National Review Online. National Review. Retrieved April 17, 2011.
- "(The New Criterion articles by) Kevin D. Williamson". The New Criterion. The New Criterion. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
- "Small-Government Schmoozing: Scenes from a libertarian journalism conference". The Nation. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
- "Philly's Bulletin Newspaper Is Resurrected". The New York Sun. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
- Friedersdorf, Conor (April 8, 2018). "A Dissent Concerning Kevin Williamson". The Atlantic.
- Abcarian, Robin (September 30, 2014). "Here's a guy advocating death by hanging for women who have abortions". latimes.com. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Strauss, Daniel (September 29, 2014). "National Review Writer: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Newell, Jim (September 30, 2014). "National Review writer's vile pro-life argument is logically consistent". Salon. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
- Jones, Sarah (March 28, 2018). "The Conservative Columnist Conundrum". The New Republic. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- Linker, Damon (October 3, 2014). "This abortion opponent wants to execute women who have abortions. Don't act so shocked". The Week. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- Weissmann, Jordan (March 27, 2018). "The Atlantic's Justifications for Hiring Conservative Troll Kevin Williamson Ring Awfully Hollow". Slate Magazine. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
- Kahn, Sharon (April 4, 2018). "Kevin Williamson also said on his podcast that people who've had abortions should be hanged". Media Matters For America. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
I do support that, in fact, as I wrote, what I had in mind was hanging" and "I would totally go with treating it like any other crime up to and including hanging...I've got a soft spot for hanging as a form of capital punishment. I tend to think that things like lethal injection are a little too antiseptic...quasi-medical -- yeah, if the state is going to do violence, let’s make it violence.
- Williamson, Kevin (April 20, 2018). "When the Twitter Mob Came for Me". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Williamson, Kevin (July 1, 2013). "Abortion After Texas". National Review. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
- Appearances on C-SPAN