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  1. Avatar Autolukos says:


    I once ran into Kristol in an elevator while working as a sub-intern during the 2008 Democratic convention. Fortunately, he didn’t say anything about my future, so I survived the experience.Report

  2. Avatar veronica d says:

    OMG read that whole article. It is god-entropy made into truth. Or the opposite of truth. Something.Report

  3. From The Atlantic (which labels it “apocryphal”):

    I remember back in the late 1990s, when Ira Katznelson, an eminent political scientist at Columbia, came to deliver a guest lecture. Prof. Katznelson described a lunch he had with Irving Kristol during the first Bush administration.

    The talk turned to William Kristol, then Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, and how he got his start in politics.

    Irving recalled how he talked to his friend Harvey Mansfield at Harvard, who secured William a place there as both an undergrad and graduate student; how he talked to Pat Moynihan, then Nixon’s domestic policy adviser, and got William an internship at the White House; how he talked to friends at the RNC [Republican National Committee] and secured a job for William after he got his Harvard Ph.D.; and how he arranged with still more friends for William to teach at Penn and the Kennedy School of Government.

    With that, Prof. Katznelson recalled, he then asked Irving what he thought of affirmative action. ‘I oppose it,’ Irving replied. ‘It subverts meritocracy.’


  4. Avatar rtodkelly says:

    Say what you will, he still can’t hold a candle to Dick Morris.Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    You got your Nietzsche in my Douglas Adams!

    You got your Douglas Adams in my Nietzsche!Report

  6. Avatar Roland Dodds says:

    What a great piece made up of low hanging fruit. How does Kristol keep his reputation as a “knowledgeable” guy?Report