Irving Kristol, the man known as the father of neo-conservatism, has died, the Weekly Standard reports. He was 89.
Kristol served as the managing editor of Commentary, one of the original neo-conservative journals, in the late 1940's and early 1950's. He also founded the Public Interest and the National Interest and was for more than a decade a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. In 2002, then-President Bush gave him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Kristol was also the father of Bill Kristol, who's taken up his mantle at the head of the neo-conservative movement.