Showing posts with label Neoconservatism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neoconservatism. Show all posts

Reports of the demise of the Neocon movement...

are greatly exaggerated.

And while our movement owes its recent resurgence to the foreign policy ineptitude of the Obama administration, the truth is that we never went away.

HT: Real Clear Politics

Irving Kristol, 1920-2009

Irving Kristol- the father of Neoconservatism, that brand of right-of-center thought based on pragmatism but often caricatured by ideologically motivated and the simply ill-informed as essentially Bush-style interventionism, is dead at 89.

Kristol himself once described a Neoconservative as "a liberal who has been mugged by reality." He will be missed by all those who value sound, realistic and independent thinking in the realm of politics.

The founder of Neoconservatism is dead

Irving Kristol, the founder of the pragmatic brand of right-of-center thought called Neoconservatism, is dead at 89.

Kristol's ideology is often confused by misinformed liberals and conservatives alike with interventionism in foreign affairs. It would be more aptly described as a political philosophy which puts realism above ideology. Indeed, Kristol once famously described a neoconservative as "a liberal who has been mugged by reality."

Kristol's realistic conservatism lives on. His heritage has taken root, to the nation's benefit; no longer is it necessary to live in a previous century to be a conservative, or a make-believe world based on reality as we would like it to be. May he rest in peace.

HT: Real Clear Politics