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  • How Bill Kristol ditched conservatism. Great Escape

    10/03/2002 7:41:50 PM PDT · by logician2u · 82 replies · 3,010+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 5/28/2001 | Franklin Foer
      How Bill Kristol ditched conservatism.Great EscapeBy Franklin FoerIssue Date: 05.28.01Post Date: 05.17.01  Back in the winter of 1995, Bill Kristol liked to fantasize aloud about "President Newt Gingrich." Once, after the House speaker addressed a group of Republican governors, Kristol gushed to The Washington Times, "How can anyone hear the speech he gave today and not want to see him run?" For Kristol, who was editing the newly launched Weekly Standard, Gingrich--energetic and idealistic, smart and strident--embodied all that was good about modern conservatism. By the fall of 1997, however, disillusionment had set in. Kristol's litany of gripes...