William Kristol

Political Analyst, Founder, The Weekly Standard


William Kristol is a founding director of Defending Democracy Together. He has long been recognized as a leading participant in and analyst of American politics and has helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the meaning of American conservatism. Mr. Kristol was a founder of the Weekly Standard in 1995 and edited the influential magazine for over two decades. Before starting the Weekly Standard, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped develop the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Mr. Kristol served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan Administration and as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Qualye in the George H.W. Bush Administration. Before coming to Washington, Mr. Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.