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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By denying the Holocaust and bragging that one day all Jews will be run into the sea, he gave the neocons and the Likudists in Israel the greatest gift that warmongers could hope for.
Conservatism was at its peak when the neocons were dominant, and nearly every problem with the Republican Party today could be cured by a neocon revival.
As we noted earlier this year, the Republican Party is deeply divided between old-school Reagan Neocons , the Karl Rove faction whose standard bearers include Mr.
However, Kristol has the audacity to insist on his stances, as do the other neocons whose wars ended up almost destroying the United States economically and militarily.
Somewhat ironically, The Crusader demonstrates that, in fact, Buchanan and other principled conservatives were far less inclined to military adventurism than were the neocons who wanted to convert the world to American-style democracy through the shedding of American blood and expending of American treasure.
I really hope the neocons are wrong about us, and that former President George W.
What convinced the neocons to move to the right were the failures of Great Society domestic programs.
The neocons saw 9/11 as allowing for the relative curtailment of civil liberties and freedom of markets through the USA Patriot Act, and they have repeatedly encouraged (without success) the introduction of national identity cards, using intrusive biometric data.
Insistence on right wing orthodoxy in the Western Hemisphere, and preparedness to use force to achieve this, are what the Neocons would have wanted.
One day you read that neocons were pushing plans to finish off Iraq and move into Syria .
Just as thoroughly as Washington neoconservatives have been discredited by events of the past six years, so have the Catholic neocons been overtaken by the ecological realities they denigrated as "undue concerns.
The November election was an example that most Republicans are tired of the neocons and right-wing Christian fundamentalists.