The Neoconservatives

The Neoconservatives

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More than three decades ago, in The Neoconservatives, Peter Steinfels described a nascent movement, predicting that it would be the sixtiesa€™ a€œmost enduring legacy to American politics.a€ Now, in a new foreword to that portrait, he traces neoconservatisma€™s fateful transformation. What was a movement of dissenting intellectuals creating a new, modern kind of conservatism became a phalanx of political insiders urging the nation to flex its muscles overseas. The Neoconservatives describes the founders of the movement, disenchanted liberals recoiling from the turmoil of the sixties, a decline in authority, and a loss of tough-minded leadership at home and abroad. Written contemporaneously to the birth of a movement that would profoundly mark American history, The Neoconservatives holds clues, SteinAsfels argues, to how and why neoconservatism swerved from its original promise even as it successfully implanted itself as an influential and aggressive element in our politics. This is a landmark book, a€œan important contribution to understanding the influence of ideas on American politicsa€ (Congress Monthly).To establish Commentarya#39;s position on any topic, went the formula, locate the New Left or counterculture position (or imagine one, ... quantitative and drawn from social-science research, government reports, or census data, into a literate and persuasive essay. ... surface of current events, but there it swims very well indeed.


Title:The Neoconservatives
Author: Peter Steinfels
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2013-11-19
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