Nearly everyone who has read about neoconservatism
knows that political theorist Michael Harrington coined the term "neoconservative" in the Fall 1973 issue of Dissent.
Bush and neoconservatism
were a finely honed skill, yet they illustrate his overriding concern for the connection between scholarship and personal life.
Part III, "Neoconservatism
and American Empire," is perhaps the most unified of the book's sections.
On the Right, they often get blamed for the Republican Party's un-conservative spending record during the Bush era, which Tea Partiers and libertarians trace to neoconservatism
's unseemly comfort with the post-New Deal welfare state.
Each book, not surprisingly, concludes on a pessimistic note about the prospects for conservatism in America, For Farber, these twin tensions suggest that American conservatism may have "outlasted its historic purpose." According to Vaisse, although neoconservatism
may have a long-term "future," "its fortunes now seem on the decline." Courtwright, though disclaiming any explicit predictions, concludes that the conservatism of the last 40 years was a "messy failure."
: An Obituary for an Idea, by C.
I read a review of a book written by Justin Vaisse, entitled 'Neoconservatism
: The Biography of a Movement," (I did not read the book), in which he mentioned that "on the Afghan issue, neoconservatives are not only the biggest supporters of Obama, but they are also defending the president from other Republican attacks."
From the right, James Kirchick says that "neocon" has become an anti-Jewish epithet, and Marshall Breger accuses gay rights activists of trying to take away the First Amendment rights of their opponents, as if advocating civil rights laws without religious exemptions compares with the persecution suffered by gays ("Neoconservatism
and the Nattering Nabobs" and "Gay Activists vs.
It appears that we can't get enough of the political lives of the so-called New York intellectuals, the young men of CCNY's famous alcoves who encompassed communism, anti-Stalinism, Rooseveh New Dealism, Cold Warriorism, New Leftism, and postwar neoconservatism
. In the week that I completed this review, Daniel Bell died at the age of 9 I, meriting international obituaries; Irving Kristol's book The Neoconservative Persuasion was published and widely reviewed; and the New York Times magazine ran a short piece about Martin Peretz, a complicated son of Jewish neoconservatism
in his own right.
The "Jihad Jenny" nonsense, would seem to have come, from amongst others, Douglas Murray, a "self-described neocon and Zionist" and author ofAa "Neoconservatism
: Why We Need It." He seemingly fails to convince.
When he died in September at 89, Irving Kristol was widely remembered as "the godfather of neoconservatism
," a title he accepted with humor while surely savoring the irony that it was bestowed upon him for a life's work, as coeditor of The Public Interest and in many other undertakings, in defense of the liberal idea.
foreign policy the word has been associated specifically with neoconservatism
and in particular with a narrow group of pro-Israeli neoconservatives with occupations in government, think tanks, academia, and the news media.