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Tag: neoconservatism
  • Twelve Steps to Admitting Neoconservatism is Progressivism

    First off, my personal ideological testimony. Having always had a healthy distaste for authority, I hate to admit I started my political journey as a “rebellious” liberal.  That is, until I realized the logical concessions one must make in persisting as a statist.  For instance, one must, all at once, distrust the government searching the …

  • Fareed Zakaria Lauds Obama’s Successful Illegal War

    The rise of the neoliberal foreign policy?  Fareed Zakaria has announced a “new era in U.S. foreign policy”: [N]ow that these critics are confronted with the success of the Libya operation, they are changing their tune and claiming paternity of the operation.  They are further arguing that if their advice had been heeded, the intervention …

  • Grand Old Foreign Policy

    Despite the bloodshed, the Pakistanis are defending their sovereignty and telling the US to back off with its predator drones.  Forty-nine people were killed in a terrorist attack in Iran by Jundallah, a Baloch separatist group. Interestingly enough, this terror unit is sponsored by the United States. Whatever happened to the “moral high ground” of …

  • Kirk on the Neoconservatives

    In his great book, The Conservative Mind, Russell Kirk showed what being a true conservative meant. The great man of letters was a giant of conservatism for the near half century he was in public life. He was also no big fan of the neocons. Here is his lecture to the Heritage Foundation on the neoconservatives, …

  • The Liberal hawk/Neocon Alliance on Afghanistan

    The National Interest‘s website features an article by senior editor Jacob Heilbrunn analyzing President Obama’s support from leading neoconservatives on his escalation of the War in Afghanistan: President Obama, who pledged to bring bipartisanship to Washington, appears to have found one new ally on the Right: neoconservatives. On Tuesday, at the Mayflower Hotel, William Kristol …

  • David Horowitz Defends Obama and the CRA

    David Horowitz, the ex-Communist turned neoconservative, has decided to take on “the thankless task of keeping conservatives from behaving like liberals, acting like unpatriotic sore losers and attacking the legitimacy of the new commander-in-chief.” First, he decides to offer conclusive evidence that the Community Reinvestment Act was not responsible for the current financial crisis. And what evidence is this? …