In a recent speech at the Brookings Institution, Justin Vaisse previewed his new book--an analysis of neo-conservatism
and its impact on U.
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.
In the present volume, the sole exponent of the globalist political philosophy called neo-conservatism
in the United States and neo-liberalism in the United Kingdom is James Wolfensohn, former president of the World Bank.
We are aware that in this age of neo-conservatism
, the culture wars are also very real and the alternative set of values and community practices that Indigenous peoples have adopted for centuries provide an important counter to dominant viewpoints.
12) States Hoppe: "Genuine conservatives must be opposed to both [war-mongering neo-conservatism
and the Buchananite version of economic nationalism and welfare statism].
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.
Historian Richard Pells once remarked that no journal in recent American history "has been so consistently influential, or so central to the major debates that have transformed the political and intellectual life of the United States" as Commentary, and Irving Kristol, the so-called "Godfather" of neo-conservatism
, called it the most influential Jewish magazine in history.