Kevin D. Williamson Joins CEI as Writer in Residence

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) announced today that Kevin D. Williamson, renowned author and National Correspondent of The Dispatch, is joining the organization as Writer-In-Residence. As CEI’s Writer-In-Residence, Williamson will bring his perspective as a journalist and his investigative skill to exposing the growing administrative state and the effects the regulations it issues have on Americans’ lives.

Kevin is currently completing a project examining the modern environmental movement, its culture and advocacy, as a visiting investigative writer at CEI. As part of that project, Kevin published three features in National Review in 2021 and 2022 on the United Nations COP 26 climate change conference in Glasgow, the extreme portion of the environmental movement that believes human extinction is an environmental solution, and the green movement’s aversion to nuclear power.

Williamson is the author of “Big White Ghetto: Dead Broke, Stone-Cold Stupid, and High on Rage in the Dank Wooly Wilds of the ‘Real America’” and “The Smallest Minority: Independent Thinking in the Age of Mob Politics.” He began his career in journalism at the Bombay, India-based Indian Express Newspaper Group and worked in the newspaper business in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. Before joining The Dispatch, he served as the long time Roving Correspondent for National Review. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and other national publications.

“CEI is excited to bring Kevin Williamson, the premier observer and chronicler of the national policy and political scene, on board as our Writer-In-Residence,” said CEI President and CEO Kent Lassman. “We are excited to extend our work with Kevin as he continues to apply his powers of observation and his considerable writing talent to the unaccountable administrative state and its harmful bureaucratic controls that stand in the way of Americans living in a freer, healthier, and more prosperous country.”

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