Irving Kristol’s Son Now Opposed to Nepotism

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The Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol (L) leads a discussion on PayPal co-founder and former CEO Peter Thiel's National Review article, "The End of the Future," at the National Press Club October 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.
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From his humble origins as the son of prestigious neoconservative intellectual Irving Kristol, Bill Kristol has risen to a career as a semi-prestigious neoconservative pseudo-intellectual. This inspiring and quintessentially American story has inculcated in the younger Kristol many of his characteristic traits, including a belief in merit, rabid partisanship, and a comic lack of self-awareness: