Irving Kristol, Father of Neoconservatism, Dead at 89

Via the Huffington Post:

Irving Kristol, considered the father of neoconservatism, died in Washington at the age of 89, the Weekly Standard reported.

Kristol, the father of Bill Kristol, was a leading conservative voice and founded several conservative publications, including Encounter, The Public Interest, and The National Interest. He was an editor and then managing editor at Commentary magazine from 1947-1952.

The Weekly Standard has published a collection of links by Irving Kristol here.

Kristol received the Medal of Freedom in 2002 from President George W. Bush, who called him a "brilliant writer of remarkable insight and wit, [who] profoundly improved public discourse on the ideas he championed."


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