Irving Kristol Articles

Contemporary Thinkers

2:02 PM, Sep 07, 2015

I'm pleased to let you know that the Foundation for Constitutional Government, which produces the Conversations that I've been hosting for a couple of years, has just released a series of websites called Contemporary Thinkers.  The aim is to make more ea

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Irving Kristol on Jews and Judaism

Oct 13, 2014

In 2011, James Ceaser reviewed in these pages a posthumous collection of Irving Kristol’s essays, The Neoconservative Persuasion. Ceaser was particularly struck by how interested Irving Kristol had been in religion:

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'Adam and I: A Story,' by Irving Kristol

9:29 AM, Oct 01, 2014

Mosaic re-publishes "Adam and I: A Story," by Irving Kristol.

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10:34 AM, May 07, 2014

The Foundation for Constitutional Government has just released, a handsome website dedicated to the work of Irving Kristol:

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Surprise and Creativity

Notes toward a new economics
Aug 05, 2013

Why in the world do we need yet another “new” economics? Jamming the libraries and the bookstores of the world are avatars of what must be every variation on the great themes of market and managerial economics. Scores of Nobel Prizes have been awarded for various nugatory refinements of the prevailing ideas.

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The Greatest Conservative Generation

Dec 31, 2012

"There were giants in the earth in those days.” The death on December 19 of Robert Bork—superb legal scholar, preeminent constitutional thinker, principled public servant—calls to mind the other giants of American conservatism who have left us in the last decade: Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol, Milton Friedman and James Q. Wilson, Richard John Neuhaus and Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. They were the greatest conservative generation.

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More on The Neoconservative Persuasion

4:42 PM, Mar 08, 2011

THE SCRAPBOOK is pleased to note two fine reviews of the new collection of Irving Kristol’s essays, The Neoconservative Persuasion, reviewed in our pages a month ago by James Ceaser.

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Irving Kristol on Behavior in a Democracy

3:30 PM, Feb 25, 2011

In his posthumous collection of essays, The Neoconservative Persuasion, Irving Kristol offers reflections into political and social issues that still hound us today. Take this passage, from his 1974 essay "Republican Virtue versus Servile Institutions," which, with a few changes in the specifics, could have been written last week:

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The Great Persuader

The wisdom and wit of Irving Kristol.
Feb 14, 2011

Bill Kristol on the Neoconservative Persuasion

11:32 AM, Feb 11, 2011

Bill Kristol went on MSNBC earlier this week to discuss the Neoconservative Persuasion, a new compilation of Irving Kristol's essays: 

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