(60) The "categorical morality" (61) of the realist approach rejects both liberal imperialism and neo-conservatism
, as these display greater disregard for the prudent cost-benefit analyses key to realism.
Qutb's reactionary epiphany is wedded to the exact elements in American culture that gave rise to neo-conservatism
. It's great television, but Curtis's desire for scenes just like this--scenes that boil history down to a fateful and crystallized run-in between warring philosophies--can lead him astray.
The result was the eclipse of the old Russell Kirk-Mel Bradford type of conservatism and the rise of warmongering neo-conservatism
. Reagan wasn't the apotheosis of conservatism; he was its gravedigger.
Subsequent chapters examine a range of areas touching upon representation (such as masculinity and race, Enterprise [2001-5] and neo-conservatism
, femininity and Voyager), though I did feel that in these later chapters the overall argument becomes less coherently focused and is, perhaps, less original than in the earlier part of the book.
In Why are Jews Liberal?--whose title might have included three or four question marks and some exclamation points--Podhoretz sets out to explain the attraction even obsession--of American Jews to liberalism, a phenomenon that Irving Kristol, the "godfather" of neo-conservatism
, called the "political stupidity of the Jews": Why do American Jews, who are overwhelmingly middle-class, vote against their economic interests by supporting higher taxes and the welfare state?
Clermont, a former Atlanta diocesan worker, offers a well-documented thesis that you have an explosive mixture when you mix a powerful hierarchical church with political neo-conservatism
's elitist view that the rich and powerful always know what is best.
and the Future of American Foreign Policy
As for the manifesto of the Conservative Party, foreign policy was placed in the middle, and to separate it from neo-conservatism
, it was described as a liberal conservative foreign policy.
From the Jewish socialism of the beginning of the twentieth century to the flirtations with neo-conservatism
first widely expressed in connection with the Soviet Jewry issue, American Jewish political identity had traveled a long way.
Another big cause of the problem is the 1950s a woman's place is in the home pompous neo-conservatism
The book's authors encompass a wide range of political perspectives, from Robert Kagan's neo-conservatism
to Stephen Van Evera's defensive realism.
Bush and the emergence of the "post-rhetorical" presidency, presidential signing statements and the imperial presidency, Bush's legacy on social security, Bush's use of the tools of executive federalism, Bush's foreign policy as evangelical realism and not neo-conservatism
, the philosophy of Bush's "Freedom Agenda," American foreign policy in the Persian Gulf, and overcoming the Bush Doctrine of the virtues of American primacy and the country's right to wage preemptive war.