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William "Bill" Kristol is an American neoconservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor at large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks.

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Chief of Staff to the Vice President
In office
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
Vice President Dan Quayle
Preceded by Craig Fuller
Succeeded by Roy Neel
Personal details
Born (1952-12-23) December 23, 1952 (age 64)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Scheinberg
Children 3
Alma mater Harvard University
Religion Judaism

William "Bill" Kristol (born December 23, 1952) is an American neoconservative political analyst and commentator. He is the founder and editor at large of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks.

Kristol is associated with a number of prominent conservative think tanks. He was chairman of the New Citizenship Project from 1997 to 2005. In 1997, he co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) with Robert Kagan. He is a member of the board of trustees for the free-market Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a director of the Foreign Policy Initiative. He is also one of the three board members of Keep America Safe, a think tank co-founded by Liz Cheney and Debra Burlingame, and serves on the board of the Emergency Committee for Israel and the Susan B. Anthony List.