William J. Bennett

Utne Reader visionary [Originally published as William J. Bennett in the January-February 1995 issue of Utne Reader]

| January/February 1995

Secretary of education and drug czar during the Bush administration, Bennett is an articulate and impassioned advocate of traditional conservative values. His Book of Virtues has been on the New York Times bestseller list since December 1993. His public denunciation of fellow Republican Pete Wilson’s draconian California immigration bill is typical of his maverick unconventionality and high moral tone.