Neo Conservatism: Why We Need It
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Neo Conservatism: Why We Need It

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Neo Conservatism: Why We Need It is a defense of the most controversial political philosophy of our era. Douglas Murray takes a fresh look at the movement that replaced Great-Society liberalism, helped Ronald Reagan bring down the Wall, and provided the intellectual rationale for the Bush administration's War on Terror. While others are blaming it for foreign policy failur...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 20th 2006 by Encounter Books (first published October 1st 2005)
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I thought I would check this book out after hearing a very good speech by Douglas Murray about the philosophy of neoconservatism. He tells the history of the philosophy and expresses his opinions about how he would like to see things go politically in the United States and Europe. I don't agree with all of his ideas, but he is clearly a scholorly writer. The book is very informative and quite entertaining.
Will James
Douglas Murray's passionate and controversial defence of neoconservatism is sure to unsettle some people, but his arguments are strong, articulate and very persuasive.
This is the first book by Douglas Murray I have read although I always enjoy his appearances on TV and his uncompromising views on the great issues of the day. I found the first couple of chapters, which describe how neo-conservatism emerged in the US, a bit dry. Things picked up in the later chapters when Murray analyses 9/11, the Iraq war and the continuing threat posed to the West by Islamist extremism. Not so sure I agree with everything he says, but a good read nonetheless.
This is a great book for those wanting to learn a little more about Neocon. It explains the foundation of the movement as well as the beginning. Great way to get a perspective on current issues and somethings are they way they are. This is an easy read and should be on everyone's book self.
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Douglas Kear Murray is a British neoconservative writer and commentator. He was the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion from 2007 until 2011, and is currently an associate director of the Henry Jackson Society.

Murray appears regularly in the British broadcast media, commentating on issues from a conservative standpoint, and he is often critical of Islamic fundamentalism. He writes for a num...more
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