Political writer Irving Kristol dead at 89

WASHINGTON (AP) - September 18, 2009 Editors at The Weekly Standard said Kristol died Friday in Washington.

He had been a radical in his youth but eventually rejected liberalism. He co-founded an important conservative journal, The Public Interest, and wrote several books, including "Neo-Conservatism: The Autobiography of An Idea."

His son is the influential conservative William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard.

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