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The Neocon Reader
In this anthology of essays written by today's leading neocons, Irwin Stelzer attempts to dispell many of the myths, built up by foreign and some domestic media, that have led many Americans to view neoconservatism as a radical and cohesive movement. Rather, Steltzer seeks to prove, neocons are an ecclectic group of intellectuals and politicians who agree on some major pol ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 19th 2004 by Grove Press
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An excellent and wide-ranging book of sources on this important strain of American political thought. It's always useful to hear from a political/economic group in their own words, and Stelzer deserves praise for adding a few friendly critics of neocons in this volume. George Will's essay on the Iraq War, for instance, is an absolutely outstanding Burkean criticism of why the neocons ideas about waltzing into Iraq and rebuilding it along more American lines is such an impossible idea. Other outs ...more
Aug 16, 2007 Adam rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Readers living in other people's skin, swimming in other's logic
I read this book as an alternate point of view for a paper. It is obviously biased and slanted toward a conservative ideology. This can be useful for readers who want to understand the logic of another point of view or are interested in some of the neo-conservative columnists' arguments. That said, the book is a good tool even if you don't take it to bed.