Monday, September 21, 2009

The Passing of Irving Kristol

Irving Kristol, who founded The National Interest in 1985--the magazine I had the honor of editing for several years--has passed away.

He created a forum for debate on foreign policy--particularly on first assumptions--and then let it take off from there.

I always found that first essay he did for TNI--"Foreign Policy in an Age of Ideology"--to be a useful and even twenty-five years later prescient warning (minus the references to the USSR).

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