On the Democratic Idea in America

New York: Harper, 1972.

1. Urban Civilization and its Discontents 2. The Shaking of the Foundations 3. Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship 4. American Historians and the Democratic Idea 5. American Intellectuals and Foreign Policy 6. “When Virtue Loses All Her Loveliness”—Some… More

Two Cheers for Capitalism

New York: Basic Books, March 1978.

PART ONE: The Enemy of Being is Having 1. Corporate Capitalism in America 2. Business and the “New Class” 3. Frustrations of Affluence 4. Ideology and Food 5. The Environmentalist Crusade 6. The Hidden Costs of Regulation 7. Capitalism, Socialism, and Nihilism PART TWO: The… More

Reflections of a Neoconservative: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

New York: Basic Books, October 1983.

I. IN THE BEGINNING… 1. Memoirs of a Trotskyist 2. Memoirs of a “Cold Warrior”   II. THE CULTURE OF DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM 3. The Adversary Culture of Intellectuals 4. Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship 5. Urban Civilization and Its Discontents… More

Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea

New York: Free Press, 1995.

SECTION I 1. An Autobiographical Memoir   SECTION II: RACE, SEX, AND FAMILY 2. Welfare: The Best of Intentions, the Worst of Results 3. The Tragedy of “Multiculturalism” 4. Reflections on Love and Family 5. Men, Women, and Sex 6. AIDS and False Innocence 7. Life Without… More

The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009

New York: Basic Books, 2011.

Foreword: In Memoriam: Irving Kristol, 1920-2009: William Kristol Introduction by Gertrude Himmelfarb   I. IN THE BEGINNING . . . : Enquiry Auden: The Quality of Doubt A Christian Experiment Other People’s Nerve James Burnham’s The Machiavellians The Moral Critic  … More

On Jews and Judaism

Mosaic Books, September, 2014.

In September 2014, Mosaic, a web magazine devoted to advancing Jewish ideas, released a new e-book collecting Kristol’s essays on Jews and Judaism, written over six decades. This is a first-rate collection of essays and an indispensable introduction to Kristol’s… More