Aug 29, 2010

Is Neoconservatism Dead?

From the American Conservative Union Foundation's newsletter, Issue 162, August 25, 2010, at . . .

"Neoconservatives today dominate conservative think tanks and foundations; they have a major presence in the media; and they are entrenched in America’s universities. Well-known neoconservative intellectuals such as Michael Ledeen, William Kristol, and David Brooks are regular contributors to the National Review, Weekly Standard, and New York Times. They all appear frequently on Fox News and PBS. They are the public face of the conservative movement.

Given their high levels of prominence and productivity, how can the question of the death of their intellectual movement even arise?" . . .

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I highly recommend Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea, by Thompson and Brook and available through Amazon. The book stands at the intersection of history and philosophy, which is the focus of this weblog, Making Progress.

Burgess Laughlin
Author, The Power and the Glory: The Key Ideas and Crusading Lives of Eight Debaters of Reason vs. Faith

P. S. -- I provided a chronology for the key individuals and events in the book, here.