William Kristol

William Kristol

Bradley Prize recipient William Kristol is the founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, a journal of politics and ideas.  An influential public intellectual, he is a FOX News political analyst, a panelist on FOX News Sunday, and a monthly columnist forThe Washington Post.

Prior to establishing the Standard in 1995, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory.  Earlier, he served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle and to Education Secretary William Bennett. He was on the faculty of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 1983 to 1985 and the University of Pennsylvania’s political-science departmentfrom 1979 to 1983.

Kristol has co-edited several books, includingThe Neoconservative Imagination:  Essays in Honor of Irving Kristol, Educating the Prince:  Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield, Present Dangers:  Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy, Bush v. Gore:  The Court Cases and the Commentary, and The Future is Now:  America Confronts the New Genetics.  He is co-author, with Lawrence Kaplan, of The War Over Iraq:  Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission.

Kristol serves on the board of trustees of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, the leadership council of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and the policy advisory board of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  He is also chairman of National Affairs, Inc., which is launching a new quarterly on domestic and economic policy entitled National Affairs.

Kristol received both his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard.