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  • WOW: Look What Bill Kristol Says Should "Replace" The Working Class

    02/09/2017 9:01:10 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 61 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 9, 2017 | Red State Watcher
    Bill Kristol says that the "white, working class" should be replaced by immigrants, calling the working class "decadent, lazy, spoiled." Notice, in the video below, he says this while displaying his large gut and soft hands that have never done a hard day's worth of labor! From The Daily Caller: Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol said Tuesday afternoon that the white working class should be replaced by immigrants as they have become “decadent, lazy” and “spoiled.” “Look, to be totally honest, if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t you want to get new...
  • Bill Kristol Steps Down As Weekly Standard Editor After 21 Years

    12/12/2016 3:28:28 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies
    TPM Media ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt Shuham
    Kristol announced that he would become The Weekly Standard’s editor-at-large, “continuing to write weekly editorials and contribute to the website.” Steve Hayes and Richard Starr would take over the day-to-day operations of the website, Kristol wrote. Under Kristol’s editorship, The Weekly Standard has been the central publication for neoconservatives, including Kristol’s father, the so-called “godfather” of neoconservativism, Irving Kristol. During the election season, Kristol was a leading voice in the #NeverTrump camp and searched publicly for months for a conservative alternative to Trump
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 11:21:58 AM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off the Trump threat and...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to receive 2015 AEI Irving Kristol Award

    09/21/2015 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    AEI ^ | 2 hours ago
    Washington, DC (September 22, 2015) — American Enterprise Institute (AEI) president Arthur C. Brooks announced today that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will receive the 2015 Irving Kristol Award on November 9, 2015, in Washington, DC. The annual award, AEI’s highest honor, is given to individuals who have made exceptional practical and intellectual contributions to improve government policy, social welfare, or political understanding. The winner is selected by AEI’s Council of Academic Advisers. The award ceremony and dinner will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. Currently in his fourth term, Prime Minister Netanyahu will share his...
  • Kristol Neoconservatism

    03/22/2014 11:42:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    In spite of the ease with which the word “conservatism” is thrown about these days, most people who associate with the “conservative” movement are not really conservative at all. In reality, the so-called “conservative” movement is a predominantly (though not exclusively) neoconservative movement. Contrary to what some neoconservatives would have us think, “neoconservatism” is not an insult, much less an “anti-Semitic” slur. The word, rather, refers to a distinct intellectual tradition—a point for which some neoconservatives, like its famed “godfather,” Irving Kristol, have argued at length. In The Neoconservative Persuasion, Kristol argues for another claim: neoconservatism and traditional or classical...
  • The Upside of the Downside

    06/06/2012 5:44:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    One of my heroes, Irving Kristol, used to say that there's nothing wrong with the country a bad recession couldn't fix. Kristol (father of the more famous Bill, by the way) wasn't hoping for a recession, he was merely making the point that so many of the problems with our culture, both popular and political, were the sorts of challenges that come with affluence. Wealth makes it easier to abandon the old customs, rituals and habits of the heart that generated the wealth in the first place. For instance, I always love reading about irresolute rich families that lose their...
  • Irving Kristol, Soviet Spy?

    12/04/2010 11:13:42 AM PST · by speciallybland · 23 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 12/03/2010 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    That’s what the FBI was asking itself in 1988. That year is not a typo. Gawker has scans of the FBI documents showing that the reputed Godfather of neo-conservatism was a person of interest in an ongoing investigation into a potential Soviet spy. The FBI heavily redacted the documents—citing national security in many instances—so it’s difficult to make out exactly what happened. But it seems fairly clear that, sometime around May of 1988, the FBI’s counterintelligence division came to possess a notebook or address book belonging to a suspected Soviet agent. And Irving Kristol’s name was in it. That launched...
  • The Anti-Capitalist Impulse on the Right

    10/24/2009 4:53:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 1,487+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2009 | Carl Horowitz
    Irving Kristol, who died last month at age 89, inspired some highly mixed feelings in me. On the positive side, this renowned public intellectual was possessed of political realism, a firm anti-utopian grasp of the possible. Like Thomas Sowell and P.J. O’Rourke, though more understated, he had a superb gift for deflating the morally-charged conceits and histrionics of Left egalitarianism. On the negative side, he exhibited a shockingly narrow and vitriolic view of contemporary culture. That hatred, unfortunately, did much to sour his view of capitalism. And his widespread influence on this count has become painfully apparent. Arguably more than...
  • Richard Dawkins's Jewish Problem

    09/30/2009 11:46:34 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 483 replies · 7,414+ views
    beliefnet ^ | September 29, 2009 | David Klinghoffer
    The Anti-Defamation League, the country's leading group dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism, is rightly sensitive to the offense of trivializing the Holocaust. Why, then, has the ADL said nothing in protest against the Darwinian biologist and bestselling atheist author Richard Dawkins and his comparison of Darwin doubters to Holocaust deniers?...
  • Conservative light of Irving Kristol goes dark

    09/26/2009 9:29:51 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 3 replies · 748+ views
    commercialappeal ^ | 25 September 2009 | Charles Krauthammer
    The intellectual leader of a movement of thinkers remained humble through his many influential works, and his spirit of creative skepticism will be his legacy. After the plain pine box is lowered into the grave, the mourners are asked to come forward -- immediate family first -- and shovel dirt onto the casket. Only when it is fully covered, only when all that can be seen is dust, is the ceremony complete Such is the Jewish way of burial. Its simplicity, austerity and unsentimentality would have appealed to Irving Kristol, who was buried by friends and family Tuesday. Equally fitting...
  • Political writer Irving Kristol dies at 89

    09/20/2009 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2009 | Joel Mowbray
    ... "Irving Kristol was an intellectual giant who played a major role in developing the anti-communist arguments that led to the defeat of the Soviet Union," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Washington Times. ... ... Known as the godfather of neoconservatism, Mr. Kristol was a youthful radical who went from embracing communism in his 20s to attacking it publicly in his 30s. In subsequent years, he became an equally forceful advocate of free-market economics, including the supply-side tax cuts enacted during the Reagan administration and dismantling much of the so-called welfare state. Neoconservatism was a label originally bestowed...
  • Irving Kristol, Godfather of Modern Conservatism, Dies at 89

    09/18/2009 2:22:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies · 506+ views
    New York Times ^ | 9-18-09 | BARRY GEWEN
    Irving Kristol, the political commentator who, as much as anyone, defined modern conservatism and helped revitalize the Republican Party in the late 1960s and early ’70s, setting the stage for the Reagan presidency and years of conservative dominance, died Friday in Arlington, Va. He was 89 and lived in Washington.
  • Irving Kristol, Architect of Neoconservatism, Dies at 89

    09/18/2009 1:13:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 185 replies · 7,749+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2009 | Adam Bernstein
    Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals like himself who had been "mugged by reality," died Friday at the Capital Hospice in Arlington. He spent much of his career in New York but had for the last two decades lived at the Watergate apartments in the District. He died of complications from lung cancer, said his son, William Kristol, the founder and editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine.
  • The Capitalist Future

    04/18/2009 6:46:40 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 8 replies · 717+ views
    AEI ^ | January 1, 2000 | Irving Kristol
    It is by now a cliché to say that the most important political event of the twentieth century has been the collapse of the Communist regimes and of the socialist idea on which they ultimately rested. True, there are still quite a few intellectuals who try desperately to distinguish one from the other, who insist that there is still some life left in the socialist idea, conceived of as a kind of immortal political soul that survives the corruption and decay of its worldly incarnations. But political ideas do not have any such Platonic or otherworldly status. They live and...
  • Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths (traditional futurism)

    01/07/2009 4:49:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 637+ views
    First Principles ^ | January 2, 2009 | Allan C. Carlson
    Learning From Conservative History: Main Trails . . . and Less-Traveled Paths - 01/02/09 This is part three of a symposium on contemporary conservatism hosted by ISI at Yale in November, 2008. Read part one. Read part two.By training, I am an historian. I love the discipline and believe that historical mindedness—the ability to see and understand the grounding of current institutions, issues, and events in the complex matrix of the past—this is the superior way to make sense of reality.All the same, I have been troubled for over a decade by the growing interest of American conservatives in...
  • Neocon Rudy vs. New Federalist Fred

    09/17/2007 1:05:09 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 13 replies · 258+ views
    The Frederalist ^ | September 17, 2007 | Sturm Ruger
    It is not unreasonable to see the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination eventually boiling down to the two men currently atop the GOP polls, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson. But if this happens, it will be a race between something more than just the men. It will be a battle between two distinctly different political philosophies. In Sunday's New York Daily News, the paper's Senior Correspondent David Saltonstall has authored a very revealing piece, Neocon hawks go all-out for Giuliani: They are officially known as Rudy Giuliani's senior foreign policy advisory board, but they also could be dubbed...
  • Krauthammer: Fukuyama's Fantasy

    03/27/2006 9:15:18 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 1,173+ views
    Washington Post Writers Group ^ | March 28, 2006 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- It was, as the hero tells it, his Road to Damascus moment. There he is, in a hall of 1,500 people he has long considered to be his allies, hearing the speaker treat the Iraq War, nearing the end of its first year, as ``a virtually unqualified success.'' He gasps as the audience enthusiastically applauds. Aghast to discover himself in a sea of comrades so deluded by ideology as to have lost touch with reality, he decides he can no longer be one of them.And thus did Francis Fukuyama become the world's most celebrated ex-neoconservative, a well-timed metamorphosis...
  • Forty Good Years

    05/27/2005 6:48:05 AM PDT · by Valin · 5 replies · 649+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | 5/25/05 | Irving Kristol
    Back in 1965, in New York, my old friend Daniel Bell, then a professor of sociology at Columbia University, and I, then vice-president of the publishing firm Basic Books, were deeply troubled. The source of our discomfort was the mode of thought that was beginning to dominate political and social discourse in and outside of academia-an ideological mode that made nonsense of the existential reality of American life. One of the most egregious examples of this ideological nonsense, popular among sociologists and dramatized by the press, was the idea that the way for the poor to escape from poverty was...
  • In the Public Interest

    04/29/2005 4:58:58 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 3 replies · 293+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 4/29/05 | Charles Krauthammer
    WASHINGTON -- On Monday, April 25, The Public Interest passed away at the ripe old age -- for a quarterly journal of public policy -- of 40. It was a peaceful death, almost serene. Irving Kristol, co-founder and co-editor throughout its life, presided at the interment, a small dinner of past contributors and friends of the magazine. He presided the same way that he presided over the magazine's life: with self-deprecation, sobriety and no fanfare. Magazines are not meant to live forever, said Kristol. New generations bring new ideas, and besides, the very idea of a quarterly magazine might no...
  • Battle Splits Conservative Magazine

    03/13/2005 3:29:07 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 1,341+ views
    NY Times Week in Review ^ | March 13, 2005 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    FOR the decade since its founding by the neoconservative thinker Irving Kristol, The National Interest has been a central forum for the most influential conservative foreign policy thinkers of all stripes to hash out their differences. It launched ideas that entered the public policy vernacular, like "the end of history," "the West and the rest," and "geo-economics," and for the last six months it has played host to a closely watched intramural conservative debate over the wisdom of the war in Iraq. Now, however, a philosophical disagreement within its editorial board has put its future in turmoil. On Friday, 10...