The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009 (Hardcover)

Selected Essays, 1942-2009

By Irving Kristol, Gertrude Himmelfarb (Editor), William Kristol (Foreword by)

Basic Books (AZ), 9780465022236, 390pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011



From the late founder of neoconservatism, a wide-ranging collection of his best writings

About the Author

Irving Kristol, the founder and editor of the Public Interest, was also a regular contributor for three decades to the Wall Street Journal. He was the author of Two Cheers for Capitalism, On the Democratic Idea in America, Reflections of a Neoconservative, and Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea.

Praise For The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009


“A remarkable introduction to one of the few people who actually liked being called a neoconservative…. The Neoconservative Persuasion merits celebration…. [A] wonderful book.” —James Q. Wilson, Wall Street Journal “Kristol’s vigorous prose and trenchant arguments can be read with pleasure and profit by readers of all political stripes.” —Publishers Weekly “Readers new to Kristol will find this an excellent introduction to a forceful, provocative, and witty writer.  Even if they seldom agree with what they read, they’ll likely enjoy him more than they may admit.” —Library Journal “A sparkling collection of [Kristol’s] essays.  In a climate of cultural conformism…this Jewish intellectual, as independent-minded as they come, gave American Jews the best guidelines for becoming at once fully mature citizens of their country and fully mature representatives of their people.” —Jewish Ideas Daily