No wonder neoconservativism
is the conservatism that dare not speak its name in his book.
See Bejesky, supra note 11, at 39 (discussing neoconservativism
in relation to the Bush Administration); see also Kenneth Anderson, Goodbye to All That?
embraced a modernized version of state-supervised mercantilist economy coupled with socially pleasing welfare programs and thereby offered theory for the simultaneous solution of problems caused by the malfunctions of free-market capitalism and the intransigence of socialist labor.
Criminologist David Garland argues that neoconservativism
and its concern with "tradition, order, hierarchy, and authority" resolve the enigma of the rise in mass incarceration in an era of smaller government.
182) Kenneth Adelman glumly added that he "believe[d] that neoconservativism
might even share similar penchants of rhetorical unilateralism of past eras, most notably the McCarthy era, the Vietnam War, or the Reagan years.
To this point, Apple (2006) argues that the conservative modernization of education owes its success to the mutually beneficial, but sometimes strained relationship between a diverse set of actors with distinct political beliefs: neoliberalism, neoconservativism
(a vision of an idealized past which advocates a return to "traditional" knowledge), authoritarian populism (religious fundamentalism), and managerialism (bringing business norms into the education world, hereafter identified in terms of "business" for consistency).
This will represent not retrenchment so much as sober and pragmatic multilateralism, removed from both the self-righteous fantasies of neoconservativism
and the Utopian dreams of progressive humanitarian interventionists.
No doubt he would have examined the multiple meanings and genealogy of "modernized social democracy" and the complex intersections, continuities, differences and breaks of Third Way politics as a set of governmental techniques with neoliberalism, on the one hand, and with neoconservativism
, on the other.
And regarding his claim that he "was not aware that [he] had attacked neoconservativism
, much less vituperatively," here's this: "Like other Progressives, Neoconservatives loved America arguably less for itself than for what it could do for mankind.
In our increasingly globalized world, mediated images exist in a problematic tension emblematic of the intersection of neoliberal and neoconservativism
It proceeds to the idealistic influences of neoconservativism
on policy toward Syria during the administration of President George W.
Many commentators describe his career as a journey from left to right; as an abandonment of, or recovery from (depending on the viewpoint), his 1960s-style liberalism to an embrace of 1980s-style neoconservativism
In fact, the authors' conflicted viewpoint between neoconservativism
and realism as well as whether hard or soft power is the best vehicle to achieve reform pervades much of their discussion of Middle East policy.
My point is not that Farer has selected too easy a target, but that by demolishing neoconservativism
as an intellectually viable basis for foreign policy, he still cannot explain why the sort of alternative policies he favors are almost certain to remain pipedreams.