The subtitle of this intriguing and complex book is "An Obituary for an Idea."
The purpose of government is not to protect individual rights, but to ensure that men recognize the duties of serving the "public good."
In the words of their prophet and godfather Irving Kristol, neocons seek "liberal ends...achieved through conservative means" (p. 26).
Neoconservatism: an Obituary for an Idea
C Bradley Thompson & Yaron Brook
John Allison once said that his intention is to read at least one “difficult”... Read more
This is an extremely valuable book for anybody who wants to understand the lack of a principled defense of capitalism, individual rights and a rational morality in the conservative... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anders Ingemarson
This book confirms all my suspicions regarding the problem with American Conservatism. It is a comprehensive survey of this important political ideology & it makes clear how & why... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert Jones
Up to this point I have found 2 types of documents to help me expose the "Masters of Deceit" in the so-called Neoconservative movement. Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by Donald L. Folkers
Since Thompson (an academic who teaches as Clemson University) was formerly a foot soldier in the neocon army, this is a "breaking-ranks" book, somewhat reminiscence of the Cold... Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by Wayne Dynes