Irving Kristol 1920-2009

 

Irving Kristol died last Friday and was buried today after a beautiful funeral s service at Adas Israel congregation in Washington. Irving was a prolific writer, thinker and patron of other writers and thinkers, a creator of institutions and the father of neoconservatism. I remember him as an always congenial companion, always ready with a gentle laugh at the folly of perfectionist social engineers and always confident of the ultimate good sense of the great mass of the American people. It is gratifying that he lived long enough this year to see Americans once again recoil against abstract schemes to enlarge government and strengthen its grasp on the rest of society.
 
The Weekly Standard, edited by Irving’s son Bill Kristol, has posted a collection of tributes, all well worth reading.

 

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