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

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
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Was Bill Clinton a Good President?