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Irving Kristol, the "godfather" of neoconservatism and one of America's most-important public intellectuals, played an extraordinarily influential role in the development of American intellectual and political culture over the past half century.  The pieces in The Neoconservative Persuasion:  Selected Essays, 1942-2009, many hard to find and reprinted for the first time since their initial appearance, are a penetrating survey of the intellectual development of one of the progenitors of neoconservatism.

Kristol wrote over the years on a remarkably broad range of topics -- from W. H. Auden to Ronald Reagan, from the neoconservative movement's roots in the 1940s at City College to American foreign policy, from religion to capitalism.  His writings in The Neoconservative Persuasion, from Basic Books, provide us with a unique guide to the development of neoconservatism as one of the leading strains of thought -- one of the leading "persuasions" -- in recent American political and intellectual history.

Irving Kristol was the founder and editor of The Public Interest, which was substantially supported by Milwaukee's Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.  He was also a longtime scholar at the Bradley-supported American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

Bradley Prize recipient William Kristol, Irving's son, wrote a foreword for The Neoconservative Persuasion.
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