Monday, April 24, 2006

Neo-Conservatism, Past and Future

     The piece linked below ends with the statement

[The Author] wants to maintain that neoconservatism is still thriving, only with the names and publications changed. That is not an absurd proposition, but it sacrifices what was unique about neoconservatism in order to preserve a sense of historical continuity between the Cold War and its aftermath. He would have done better to frame his book not as a study of the rise of neoconservatism, but of its rise and inevitable fall.

     The article?  "Trotskyism to Anachronism: The Neoconservative Revolution" by John B. Judis, from Foreign Affairs, July/August 1995.  Actually, the article seems quite informative, taking the author's then-current understanding of the neo-cons with a grain of salt.

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