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Irving Kristol

American columnist, journalist, and writer

Irving Kristol (January 22, 1920September 18, 2009) was an American columnist, journalist, and writer. He was called the "godfather of neoconservatism."[1] He contributed to many magazines and founded some. He was very important for the intellectual and political culture of the last fifty years.[2]


  1. See, for example,
  2. See, for example, "American Conservative Opinion Leaders," by Mark J. Rozell and James F. Pontuso, 1990.