WHAT IS NEO-CONSERVATISM?
Info compiled by Karl Maynard Roosevelt
Irving Kristol and the Neo-Conservatives are former Trotsky-ites. They found out they could infiltrate the conservative movement/ Republican party under a new guise of conservatism and keep their Trotskyite views in the 50's/60's. Go read Kristol's essays and you will find one called "Memoirs of a Trotskyist" where he romanticizes the communist movement and being a student radical in the 1930's . All of them are a bunch of commie fake liberals.
I will quote here from Irving Kristol's book Neo-Conservatism: 'The Autobiography of an Idea"
"to the suprise of most observers,the neo-conservative attack on "liberalism was far more affective than the older attack on "statism".-end quote
So now the attack is no longer on the state (communism/socialism) and all of it's evil, we attack the "liberals". Which liberals and conservatives used to be for the most part the same thing. That is until the neo-cons and neo-libs came along dividing the parties into 2 sections of the same socialist, communist views.
"The influence of neo-conservatism on the republican party was the fact that Ronald Reagan could praise FDR as a great president a praise echoed by Newt Gingrich a dozen years later. The Republican party was no longer interested in destroying the welfare state but intended to restructure it along economical lines."
Neo-conservatism is a political movement which emerged in the 1960s, coalesced in the 1970s, and has significant presence in the administration of George W. Bush.
Neo- is Greek for "new." Neo-conservatism is new in two ways: first, many of the movement's founders, liberals and people from socialist backgrounds, were new to conservatism; second, it was a fairly recent strain of conservative socio-political thought. Its intellectual roots are from the decades following World War II, including the literary criticism and social science movements.
Etymology of this type of conservatism is based on Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, and others who described themselves as neoconservatives during the Cold War.
In general, however, the movement's critics use the term more often than supporters. Neo-conservatism is associated with periodicals such as Commentary and The Weekly Standard, and with foreign policy initiatives of think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).
Neoconservative journalists, policy analysts, and politicians, often dubbed "neocons" by supporters and critics alike, have influenced U.S. foreign policy, including George W. Bush's policies.
Leo Strauss (September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973), was a German-born political philosopher who specialized in the study of classical political philosophy. He spent most of his career as a Political Science Professor at the University of Chicago, where he taught several generations of devoted students and published fifteen books. Since his death, he has come to be regarded as an intellectual source of neoconservatism in the United States.
Harvey C. Mansfield, though never a student of Strauss, is a noted Straussian (as followers of Strauss frequently identify themselves) and prominent neoconservative whose notable students include Andrew Sullivan, Elliott Abrams, Alan Keyes, Richard Perle, Bill Kristol, and Irving Kristol.
Note: (All of these traitors are Council on Foreign Relations members. )
A quote from Leo Strauss:
Only a great fool would call the new political science diabolic: it has no attributes peculiar to fallen angels. It is not even Machiavellian, for Machiavelli's teaching was graceful, subtle, and colorful. Nor is it Neronian. Nevertheless one may say of it that it fiddles while Rome burns. It is excused by two facts: it does not know that it fiddles, and it does not know that Rome burns.
– Liberalism Ancient and Modern