William Kristol is an American political commentator and columnist. He is cast as a neoconservative for his passionate advocacy for Israel and strong advocacy for projecting American power and for a strong American presence in the Middle East. Starting with the 1991 Gulf War, he continuously called for the ousting of Saddam Hussein.
Kristol received his B.A and Ph.D degrees in government from Harvard University. After teaching political philosophy and American politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Kristol went to work in government in 1985, serving as chief of staff to Education Secretary William J. Bennett during the Reagan Administration, and then as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle under the first President Bush.
Kristol is currently chairman of the Project for the New American Century, and editor of The Weekly Standard. He is the son of Irving Kristol, who is considered to be one of the founders of the neoconservative movement.
Kristol is a regular political contributor to the Fox News Channel.