Matthew Continetti on Irving Kristol
Profiles of Irving Kristol, the late founder of The Public Interest, have long emphasized his personal qualities and political evolution over his ideas. In this episode, Matthew Continetti joins Devorah and Dan to discuss Kristol’s thoughts on the deep links between politics and religion. They argue that these teachings still hold valuable lessons for us today, as we struggle through cultural conflicts.
Matthew Continetti is a resident fellow at AEI, where he focuses on American political thought and history. He is also a contributing editor for National Affairs and former editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon. This podcast is inspired by Matt’s essay from the Summer 2014 issue of National Affairs, “The Theological Politics of Irving Kristol.”