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.
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Review: Neoconservatism: An Obituary For An IdeaUser Review - John Pattillo - Goodreads
First, as someone who got as far as a Master's in Philosophy, I have enormous respect for the clarity with which Thompson and Brook explicate difficult philosophical material. If only all philosophers ... Read full review
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Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea explains the philosophic roots of neoconservatism. By explaining the fundamentals of neoconservatism, the implications of their ideas and actions, and what ... Read full review
THE END or IDEOLOGY
A New Governing Philosophy
The Straussian Moment
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