William Kristol

Founder and Editor-at-Large, The Weekly Standard and Political Analyst, ABC News

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William Kristol is the founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard, the influential journal of news and opinion, and appears regularly on many leading political commentary shows. He is major figure in many areas of American public discourse, ranging from American foreign policy to the future of the Republican Party. Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the first Bush Administration, and to Education Secretary William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Kristol was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.