Monday, August 23, 2004

Neoconservatism (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This term gets thrown around a lot. I am convinced that it is used by many to mean something other than what the origin of the word is, specifically:

"Neo-conservatism" is a term almost exclusively used by the enemies of America's liberation of Iraq. There is no "neo-conservative" movement in the United States. When there was one, it was made up of former Democrats who embraced the welfare state but supported Ronald Reagan's Cold War policies against the Soviet bloc. Today "neo-conservatism" identifies those who believe in an aggressive policy against radical Islam and the global terrorists." - David Horowitz (emphasis mine.)

It is mostly used as a pejorative as I've seen it in various postings, kind of a backlash against the demonizing of the word 'liberal'.

My thanks to someone named Paul for providing the Wikipedia link. FB

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