neoconservatism

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an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)

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A passionate, in-depth investigation into the religiosity of American neoconservatism, suggesting that a literal reading of the bible, and especially the Book of Revelation, underpins current international policies.
Curtis' special insight is that both Islamic fanaticism and American neoconservatism have the same roots: the conviction that modern Arab and Western societies have grown corrupt, materialistic; they can be saved only by a new, idealistic myth according to which a nation can live.
The book also makes clear that it is a gross simplification to conclude that American neoconservatism is clashing with a monolithic entity known as al-Qaeda.
The post went to his friend Norman Podhoretz, who still runs Commentary today, and like Kristol has been a towering figure in American neoconservatism.
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