October 1, 2009
Appreciating Irving Kristol's Impact on Philanthropy
Irving Kristol, the writer, editor, and publisher who died Friday at the age of 89, will be best remembered as the intellectual "godfather" of "neoconservatism," a set of ideas many credit with reviving the Republican Party in the 1980s, and shaping public debate over issues as far apart as welfare and U.S. policy in the Middle East.
He also helped start the careers of too many young people to count, including me. Irving, as he was always known to his friends, recommended me for my
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