IRVING KRISTOL NEOCONSERVATIVE PERSUASION PDF

T his collection of essays, many hard to find and reprinted for the first time since their initial appearance, is a penetrating survey of the intellectual development of one of the progenitors of neoconservatism. Along the way, we experience the creative development of one of the most important public intellectuals of the modern age, a man who played an extraordinarily influential role in the development of American intellectual and political culture over the past half-century. His writing provides us with a unique and penetrating guide to the development of neoconservatism as one of the leading strains of thought in recent American political, social, and cultural history. Gathered here are early pieces on literature and philosophy, valedictory memoirs, and commentaries on politics and culture, which collectively trace the author's rightward drift from Trotskyism through an increasingly conflicted liberalism to a resting place in the Republican Party. Some constants endure through this ideological journey: an abhorrence of making politics a religion; a focus on morality and character as the foundation of social policy; a perpetual unease with partisan groupings. Kristol shines as a critic—of liberal flirtations with Stalinism, of the pieties of Great Society programs, of the excesses of student rebels

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T his collection of essays, many hard to find and reprinted for the first time since their initial appearance, is a penetrating survey of the intellectual development of one of the progenitors of neoconservatism. Along the way, we experience the creative development of one of the most important public intellectuals of the modern age, a man who played an extraordinarily influential role in the development of American intellectual and political culture over the past half-century.

His writing provides us with a unique and penetrating guide to the development of neoconservatism as one of the leading strains of thought in recent American political, social, and cultural history. Gathered here are early pieces on literature and philosophy, valedictory memoirs, and commentaries on politics and culture, which collectively trace the author's rightward drift from Trotskyism through an increasingly conflicted liberalism to a resting place in the Republican Party.

Some constants endure through this ideological journey: an abhorrence of making politics a religion; a focus on morality and character as the foundation of social policy; a perpetual unease with partisan groupings.

Kristol shines as a critic—of liberal flirtations with Stalinism, of the pieties of Great Society programs, of the excesses of student rebels Kristol's vigorous prose and trenchant arguments can be read with pleasure and profit by readers of all political stripes.

He became one of the most influential postwar public intellectuals. This collection of 48 of his essays on history, religion, economics, politics, and other topics is something of a family tribute, edited by his widow, historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, and with a foreword by his son William Kristol….

Readers new to Kristol will find this an excellent introduction to a forceful, provocative, and witty writer…. With a thorough bibliography. Wilson, The Wall Street Journal. Back to Top.

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The Neoconservative Persuasion

It was at these meetings that Kristol met historian Gertrude Himmelfarb , whom he later married in They had two children, Elizabeth Nelson and Bill Kristol. Kristol was affiliated with the Congress for Cultural Freedom. He wrote in Commentary magazine from to under the editor Elliot E. Cohen not to be confused with Eliot A. Cohen , the writer of today's magazine. With Stephen Spender , he was co-founder of and contributor to the British-based Encounter from to ; editor of The Reporter from to

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Journalists, and now even presidential candidates, speak with an enviable confidence on who or what is "neoconservative," and seem to assume the meaning is fully revealed in the name. Those of us who are designated as "neocons" are amused, flattered, or dismissive, depending on the context. It is reasonable to wonder: Is there any "there" there? Even I, frequently referred to as the "godfather" of all those neocons, have had my moments of wonderment. A few years ago I said and, alas, wrote that neoconservatism had had its own distinctive qualities in its early years, but by now had been absorbed into the mainstream of American conservatism. I was wrong, and the reason I was wrong is that, ever since its origin among disillusioned liberal intellectuals in the s, what we call neoconservatism has been one of those intellectual undercurrents that surface only intermittently. It is not a "movement," as the conspiratorial critics would have it.

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