from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An intellectual and political movement in favor of political, economic, and social conservatism that arose in opposition to the perceived liberalism of the 1960s: "The neo-conservatism of the 1980s is a replay of the New Conservatism of the 1950s, which was itself a replay of the New Era philosophy of the 1920s” ( Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
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- n. A right wing political movement that opposes liberalism in political, economic and social fields.
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- n. an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)
The term neoconservatism was created by the socialist writer Michael Harrington in the early 1970s.
In other words, neoconservatism is a Jewish movement and Jews are responsible for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and all the problems which they have caused for all countries involved.
# Obama means well, but is utterly unable to work against the residual neoconservatism from the stay-behinds in the Pentagon.
I mean, I was marinated in neoconservatism, and I thought ...
Neocons praise Trotsky, therefore neoconservatism is a variant of Trotskyism.
One glimmer of hope, though, emerges from the suggestion that the next step for neoconservatism is to consider “what lessons from the neoconservative critique of social engineering at home can be applied to the program for promoting liberty and democracy abroad?”
Francis Fukayama's autopsy of neoconservatism is well worth reading, and makes many sensible points about the direction that American foreign policy should now take.
Bret Stephens of the WSJ says neoconservatism is making come back … even though he can’t say what neoconservatism is:
I think Strauss’s influence on neoconservatism is vastly overstated.
What Americans did not know in Oct. 2002, was that the White House and the Pentagonwere in the grips of an obscure movement called neoconservatism, and they had a stranglehold on the Presidency.
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