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Tuesday, 31 December 2013
The “Neocon Cabal”: Its Roots and Resonances

by Sam Bluefarb (January 2014)

By Way of Introduction

The following essay was written some time early in the first term of the George W. Bush administration (2001-2009) when, because of their disproportionate influence on that administration, neo-conservatives (or neo-cons) were the unremitting targets of liberal / progressive critics. Lost in that swirling controversy was the profound historical fact that, long before neo-conservatives evolved into a so-called “movement,” most were leftists, made up of ex-Stalinists, a mixed bag of affiliated and unaffiliated socialists, social democrats, and ex-Trotzkyists who, in their new role, became the most active  nucleus of the “neo-con cabal,” closely identified with their seminal periodical, Partisan Review (1937-2003).  more>>>

Posted on 12/31/2013 12:00 AM by NER
1 Jan 2014
Rob Harris
'Interesting article. Re. Pat Buchanan/Ron Paul etc., it is interesting to see the extent to which the further-right and the left (extremist and often mainstream), cozy up on issues like foreign policy. The enemy of both seems to be mainstream conservativism and neoconservativism. It is almost like a "popular front" in operation on some websites and forums.