Tagged: neoconservatism

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Marriage For Thee, Stairwell Makeout Sessions For Me

You can tell Vance McAllister cares about traditional values: Born and raised in West Carroll Parish, Vance was taught at a young age the importance of faith, family, and hard work. Vance and his...

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On God Complexes, Neoconservatives and Libya

~ by Sean Byrnes As I imagine is the case in many religious services, the biblical readings of a Roman Catholic Mass in any given week tend to all relate to some central theme...

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Bolton on Bombing

John Bolton writing in the Wall Street Journal: We therefore face a stark, unattractive reality. There are only two options: Iran gets nuclear weapons, or someone uses pre-emptive military force to break Iran’s nuclear...

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Factions

A lot of the reaction to my conservapedia piece falls along the lines that you would expect – essentially that I’m painting with too broad a brush.  I probably was in that post.  Obviously...

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defining American interests

Stranger things have happened, but this is still worth noting.  It turns out that a slim majority of Republicans now believe [pdf] that it is not America’s responsibility to “actively promote democracy around the...

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rethinking a strong national defense

Mark Levin’s response to The Weekly Standard’s Peter Berkowitz is surprisingly good.  I find myself truly befuddled by the apparent twin-personalities of the man who is Mark Levin – the thoughtful, reasonable essayist vs....

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freedom and neoconservatism

“Iran’s green awakening may end awfully. But if it succeeds, it will be everything the neocons had hoped to achieve in Iraq – and also a demonstration of neoconservatism’s core fallacy, which is that...

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why I am not a neoconservative

I used to believe in humanitarian intervention.  I used to truly believe that the right thing for America to do as a global superpower was to intervene where necessary to stop violence or genocide,...

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a quote for the afternoon

“If Nixon could go to China in the wake of the Cultural Revolution, which was a hundred times more brutal and appalling than anything we have seen in Iran over the last few days,...

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What the Iraq War Is and What it Isn’t

Let’s start with “isn’t” first: ________________________________________ It’s not a war just about spreading democracy. It’s not a war just about oil. It’s not a war just about stopping a brutal dictator who supposedly had...

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The Humanitarian Empire

Scott wonders again whether there isn’t a place for humanitarian intervention, or a sort of anti-imperialist version, and asks if perhaps the problem is not so much the idea behind such a foreign policy,...

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the democracy fallacy

Here’s a line of reasoning I simply can’t follow: The Islamic world is nothing like the Western world.  We have few, if any, of the same values and virtually no historical commonality save our...

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Idealism with a Sword

Scott, remarking on the improving conditions in Iraq, asks: If this is a trend that continues and increasingly results in a lowering of violence that both adds to the stability of Iraq and enables...