William Kristol is the editor of The Weekly Standard. He is a regular on ABC’s This Week and on ABC’s special events and election coverage, and appears frequently on other leading political commentary programs.
Before launching The Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. He served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the first Bush Administration, and to Education Secretary William Bennett under President Reagan. Prior to coming to Washington in 1985, he served on the faculty of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
William Kristol’s work has been widely published in areas ranging from foreign policy to constitutional law and political philosophy. He has co-edited several books, including The Neoconservative Imagination (with Christopher DeMuth, 1995), Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield (with Mark Blitz, 2000) and Present Dangers (with Robert Kagan, 2000). He is the co-author with Lawrence Kaplan of the 2003 best-selling book, The War Over Iraq.
Mr. Kristol received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.