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A Look Back at Irving Kristol

September 19, 2009

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With the recent passing of Irving Kristol, one of the founders of the Neo-Conservative political movement now is a good time to reflect on this important thinker’s work. (See David Horowitz’s reflection here.) Here are a few texts to get started on:

This documentary which features Kristol is also a MUST-SEE:

Arguing the World

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  1. LanceThruster permalink
    September 22, 2009 3:06 pm

    For Irving Kristol, like many neocons and right wingers, the ends justified the means.

    Irving Kristol in His Own Words, R.I.P.
    http://delong.typepad.com/sdj/2009/09/irving-kristol-in-his-own-words-rip.html

    Irving Kristol explains where the economics articles he published in The Public Interest came from:

    Among the core social scientists around The Public Interest there were no economists…. This explains my own rather cavalier attitude toward the budget deficit and other monetary or fiscal problems. The task, as I saw it, was to create a new majority, which evidently would mean a conservative majority, which came to mean, in turn, a Republican majority – so political effectiveness was the priority, not the accounting deficiencies of government…

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    “Reality has a well known liberal bias.” – Stephen Colbert, White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, 4/29/2006

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