Friday, September 18, 2009

Neo-Con Pioneer Passes

Irving Kristol, former Trotskyite, American columnist, journalist, and writer who was dubbed the "godfather of neoconservativism," founder, editor, and contributor to various magazines, has passed away today in Arlington at age 89. He is widely credited with the observation that a neoconservative is "a liberal who has been mugged by reality."

He was one of the leading public intellectuals of the last half-century. His widow, historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, and son Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard, are notable public intellectuals in their own right.

Condolences to his family, and legions of admirers everywhere.

RIP

1 comment:

Tor Hershman said...

As an expert on constitutional law you must spend much time in the library's fiction section ;-)

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor