Irving Kristol is widely considered to be the founder of American neoconservatism. He was the managing editor of Commentary magazine from 1947 to 1952 and the cofounder of the U.K.-based Encounter. After eight years as the executive vice president of Basic Books, Mr. Kristol became a professor of social thought at the New York University Graduate School of Business. In July 2002, President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1972-2009
Founder, Coeditor, and Senior Editorial Associate, The Public Interest, 1965-2009
Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2002
John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow, AEI, 1988-99
Founder and Publisher, The National Interest, 1985-2002
Member, President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 1980-88
Professor of Social Thought, New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, 1969-88
Member, National Council on the Humanities, 1972-77
Executive Vice President, Basic Books, 1961-69
Editor, The Reporter, 1959-60
Cofounder and Editor, Encounter, 1953-58
Managing Editor, Commentary, 1947-52
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army (Europe during World War II)
Joseph Epstein presents the major strands of past thinking about the richly complex subject of friendship--a subject, as he contends, without a theory. He attempts to show how friendship has evolved over the centuries, to the point where its nature in this, our therapeutic age, seems to have changed, with...