NOTED FOR SAYING A NEO-CON IS A LIBERAL MUGGED BY REALITY.
A FASCINATING OBIT AT THE NYTIMES - OF ALL PLACES.
After marrying, Mr. Kristol followed his wife to Chicago, where she was doing graduate work and where he had what he called “my first real experience of America.”
Drafted into the Army with a number of Midwesterners who were street-tough and often anti-Semitic, he found himself shedding his youthful radical optimism.
“I can’t build socialism with these people,” he concluded.
“They’ll probably take it over and make a racket out of it.”
THEY DID - IT'S THE CHICAGO MACHINE/SEIU-ACORN/OBAMA CLAN.
In 1952, at the height of the McCarthy era, he wrote what he called the most controversial article of his career: “ ‘Civil Liberties,’ 1952 — A Study in Confusion.” It criticized many of those defending civil liberties against the government inquisitors, saying they failed to understand the conspiratorial danger of Communism.
Though he called Senator McCarthy a “vulgar demagogue,” the article was remembered for a few lines:
“For there is one thing that the American people know about Senator McCarthy: he, like them, is unequivocably anti-Communist. About the spokesmen for American liberalism, they feel they know no such thing. And with some justification.”
IT'S STILL TRUE!
RIP MR. IRVING KRISTOL.
CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE KRISTOL FAMILY.
ROUND UP HERE.