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Michael Gerson, Post Columnist and Bush Speechwriter on 9/11, Dies at 58

posted on November 17, 2022

Brian Murphy of The Washington Post reports that Michael Gerson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and a Washington Post columnist on topics of faith and conservative politics, has died from complications of cancer at age 58. Gerson infused his political speeches and later works with theological imagery and themes, as he believed them to be integral to American identity. Murphy writes, “David Shipley, The Post’s editorial page editor, called Mr. Gerson ‘the rare writer whose mind, heart and soul came through in equal measures in his work.’” Gerson served on the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, which publishes this journal.

Read at The Washington Post