Irving Kristol (January 22, 1920 – September 18, 2009) was an American columnist, journalist, and writer. He was called the "godfather of neoconservatism." He contributed to many magazines and founded some. He was very important for the intellectual and political culture of the last fifty years.
- See, for example, http://www.reason.com/news/show/34900.html
- See, for example, "American Conservative Opinion Leaders," by Mark J. Rozell and James F. Pontuso, 1990.