Irving Kristol, Father of Neoconservatism, Dead at 89
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.
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."