William Kristol (; born December 23, 1952) is an American neoconservative political analyst. He is the founder and former editor-at-large of the defunct political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political commentator on several networks. Though a Republican, Kristol is a vocal critic of Donald Trump.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.