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Posted at 12:00 AM on Friday, September 18, 2009 by David Horowitz
Irving Kristol

The conservative movement has lost one of its wisest, most astute and most interesting thinkers -- a man who built important institutions of the movement in addition to writng some of its most astute texts. Irving was also a very generous man, and always welcomed younger conservatives like myself with a special warmth and encouragement. His most famous remark -- that a neo-conservative is a liberal who was mugged by reality -- is wholly typical of the kind of wit and insight that characterized his work. I miss him as a guide and I miss him as a friend. He lived a long and fruitful life, and that's all we can really wish for ourselves.


David Horowitz is the founder of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and author of the new book, One Party Classroom.

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