Neo-Conservative


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Neo-Conservative

One who 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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The Iranian-Brazilian initiative did run counter to US Republican and neo-conservative pressure to support a war or at least an Israeli military strike against Iran.
Neo-conservatives may be sincere in their proclaimed desire to spread the blessings of democracy and free market capitalism to all the world's peoples.
As a defense of the neoconservative worldview, it doesn't stack up to early classics by Irving Kristol or Norman Podhoretz and any number contained in later anthologies, such as the Mark Gerson-edited The Essential Neo-conservative Reader.
The neo-conservative statement of belief for America in international affairs is summarised by the leading neo-conservative oracle Professor Robert Kagan (also an adviser to John McCain) as follows: 'Potent moralism and idealism in world affairs, a belief in America's exceptional role as a promoter of the principles of liberty and democracy, a belief in the preservation of American power as a tool for defending and advancing moralistic and idealistic causes, as well as suspicion of international institutions.
The "Obamacons" are American conservatives who voted for Barack Obama because they wanted to punish the neo-conservatives, and the impulse is at least understandable.
Is the real intention of all the moves listed above to deflect attention from New Labour's disastrous foreign policy, which has led us into unwinnable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the sole benefit of President Bush's neo-conservative administration and all the corporations it represents?
For all we know, he might have thought that he did have such a wand, but with the almost total demise of the neo-conservative clique, save for vice president Chenney, it turned out that the wand lost its effect with the loss of influence of the neo-conservatives.
Yet, ironically, despite the scope of its mandate, its recommendations reflected a much more narrow neo-conservative approach to addressing Canada's social and economic policy challenges.
A clutch of new issues and problems have exhausted that strategy, exposing the inability of neo-conservative language and philosophical equipment to confront contemporary realities.
Brown or Reid would just mean more of the same neo-conservative policies such as ongoing privatisation, no serious attempt to tackle poverty plus billions wasted on nuclear weapons.
Khalilzad, a member of the neo-conservative wing of the Republican Party that pushed for the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, declared: "Americans are prepared to continue to support Iraq.
This book sometimes reads like a neo-conservative bible rather than a purely scientific text and will be used as justification for the US's consumption of 25 % of most sources of energy in the world (gasoline use tops 43 %), but its main use will be by debate teams or for Socratic discussions.