Neo-Conservatism


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Neo-Conservatism

A political philosophy that advocates an expansive foreign policy, as well as a role (though limited) for government in poverty reduction and welfare programs. Neo-conservatism is associated with nation building, in which a country uses its military force to occupy a country to protect a nascent government until it becomes stable. Neo-conservatives favor an activist foreign policy intended to prevent potential rivals from becoming a threat. Neo-conservatives believe this philosophy makes their own countries safer, while critics contend that their philosophy leads to instability.
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But neo-conservatism is more a usurper of the label, an interloper of recent vintage, than an example of American conservatism with its stress on limited government and a mind-our-own-business foreign policy.
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12) States Hoppe: "Genuine conservatives must be opposed to both [war-mongering neo-conservatism and the Buchananite version of economic nationalism and welfare statism].
When neo-conservatism was at its peak there were calls for Britain to align itself more closely with the United States, and to cease trying to straddle the Atlantic with one foot in Washington DC and another in Brussels.
What is potentially catastrophic about a future transition from neo-liberalism is that the emerging answer to neo-liberalism's contradictions in the United States, and increasingly in China, is the embrace of a neo-conservatism characterized by militarism, authoritarianism, and nationalism.
After the Democratic congressional victory in November 2006 and the departure of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, many were celebrating the death of neo-conservatism, the latest manifestation of Wilsonianism.
And it also means developing with America a tough and effective foreign policy for the age of international terrorism - a policy that moves beyond neo-conservatism, retaining its strengths but learning from its failures.
Little wonder six retired senior generals have joined ranks with the American public in condemning the war, or that the guru of neo-conservatism, Francis Fukuyama, has broken ranks with the likes of Charles Krauthammer and William Kristol in denouncing it.
They are likely to traverse the major political perspectives of our time, including liberalism, neo-conservatism and third wayism, which the author neglects.
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