Last updated on: 12/30/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

William Kristol, PhD Biography

Title:
Editor of the Weekly Standard
Position:
Con to the question "Was Bill Clinton a Good President?"
Reasoning:

“Clinton didn’t, as he now claims, lead us ‘to a new era of peace.’ He inherited a hard-won peace, failed to lead, and part of his legacy is 9/11. It was understandable (if unfortunate) that in 1992, after the end of the Cold War, the American people would think they could afford a president who would fatuously think it enough to claim to be ‘on the right side of history’ (whatever that means), rather than being willing to make tough decisions.”

“Bill Clinton: My Excellent Foreign Policy,” Weekly Standard, Aug. 28, 2008

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to US presidential history. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to US presidential history.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-founder and Chairman, Project for the New American Century, 1997-present
  • Co-founder and Editor, The Weekly Standard, 1995-present
  • Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle, 1988-1992
  • Chief of Staff to Secretary of Education William Bennett, 1985-1988
  • Faculty, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1983-1985
  • Faculty, Political Science Department, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-1983
  • Political Corespondent, FOX News
  • Board Member, Manhattan Institute
  • Board Member, John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
  • Board Member, Shalem Foundation
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, Harvard University, 1979
  • AB, Harvard University, 1973
Contact Info:
Phone
202-293-4900
Email
editor@weeklystandard.com
Website
New York Times profile
Other:
  • None found
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Pro & Con Quotes: Was Bill Clinton a Good President?