Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea
An obituary--so soon! Surely the reports of neoconservatism's death are greatly exaggerated. C. Bradley Thompson has written (with Yaron Brook) the most comprehensive and original analysis of neoconservatism yet published and in the process has dealt it a mortal blow.
Neoconservatism reveals publicly for the first time what the neocons call their "philosophy of governance"--their plan for governing America. This book explicates the deepest philosophic principles of neoconservatism, traces the intellectual relationship between the political philosopher Leo Strauss and contemporary neoconservative political actors, and provides a trenchant critique of neoconservatism from the perspective of America's founding principles.
The theme of this timely book--neoconservatism as a species of anti-Americanism--will shake up the intellectual salons of both the Left and Right. What makes this book so compelling is that Thompson actually lived for many years in the Straussian/neoconservative intellectual world. Neoconservatism therefore fits into the "breaking ranks" tradition of scholarly criticism and breaks the mold when it comes to informed, incisive, nonpartisan critique of neoconservative thought and action.
31 pages matching Straussian in this book
Results 1-3 of 31
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
THE END or IDEOLOGY
A New Governing Philosophy
The Straussian Moment
10 other sections not shown
according to Kristol according to Strauss American argue Berkowitz Books Bush Carl Schmitt Carnes Lord chapter Cheers for Capitalism Chicago Press claim classical natural right conservatism conservative culture David Brooks defend deﬁned deﬁnition doctrine Enlightenment essay fascism ﬁrst foreign policy freedom fundamental goal Heidegger human ideas ideological individual inﬂuence intellectual Iohn Iraq Iraqi Irving Kristol justice Kagan knowledge Ledeen Leo Strauss liberal democracy lives Lowith Machiavelli manís means metaphysical Michael Ledeen modern moral and political natural right Nazi neocons neoconservative thought neoconservatives Nietzsche nihilism oneís ordinary Peter Berkowitz philosopherís philosophic Plato political philosophy pragmatic problem prudence public interest reality reason Reﬂections reject religion Republican Right and History rule sacriﬁce Schmitt self-interest self-sacriﬁce selﬁsh social Socrates statesmen Straussís philosophic Straussís view Straussian traditional truth ultimately University of Chicago University Press virtue Weekly Standard welfare William Kristol wisdom words writes York Zuckert