RIP Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol, the father of neoconservativism (and of conservative neocon prognosticator Bill Kristol), died today at age 89. Mr. Kristol was an extremely influential conservative thinker, and, even if Americans are not aware of it, his work has touched all of our lives—and the lives of everyone affected by our foreign policy.

I don't have anything nice to say about Mr. Kristol, since I only knew him by his politics, which I did not share. So I won't say anything else.

My sincere condolences to his friends and family, who knew him in a way I did not.

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