The Neoconservative Revolution

The Neoconservative Revolution

This book which will come as a surprise to many educated observers and historians suggests that Jews and Jewish intellectuals have played a considerable role in the development and shaping of modern American conservatism.

Author: Murray Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521836562

Category: History

Page: 310

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This book which will come as a surprise to many educated observers and historians suggests that Jews and Jewish intellectuals have played a considerable role in the development and shaping of modern American conservatism. The focus is on the rise of a group of Jewish intellectuals and activists known as neoconservatives who began to impact on American public policy during the Cold War with the Soviet Union and most recently in the lead up to and invasion of Iraq. It presents a portrait of the life and work of the original and small group of neocons including Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, and Sidney Hook. This group has grown into a new generation who operate as columnists in conservative think tanks like The Heritage and The American Enterprise Institute, at colleges and universities, and in government in the second Bush Administration including such lightning rod figures as Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and Elliot Abrams. The book suggests the neo cons have been so significant in reshaping modern American conservatism and public policy that they constitute a Neoconservative Revolution.
Categories: History

The Neoconservative Revolution

The Neoconservative Revolution

The Neoconservative Revolution Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy This book , which will come as a surprise to many educated observers and historians , suggests that Jews and Jewish intellectuals have played a ...

Author: Murray Friedman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521545013

Category: History

Page: 320

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The first history of the development of American Jewish political conservatism and the rise of a group of Jewish intellectuals and activists known as neo conservatives. It describes their growth from the 1940s to the present and their powerful impact on American public policy, including Iraq.
Categories: History

Walk Away

Walk Away

American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism. London: Hurst and Company. ... The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Lee Trepanier

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498595209

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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This book examines key twentieth-century philosophers, theologians, and social scientists who began their careers with commitments to the political left only later to reappraise or reject those commitments due to changes in the culture, economics, and politics.
Categories: Political Science

The Protestant Jewish Conundrum

The Protestant Jewish Conundrum

Published in 2005 at the start of George W. Bush's second term, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy offers a chronological narrative of American Jewish involvement in U.S. conservative ...

Author: Jonathan Frankel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199753415

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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Volume XXIV of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry explores relations between Jews and Protestants in modern times. Far from monolithic, Protestantism has innumerable groupings within it, from the loosely organized Religious Society of Friends to the conservative Evangelicals of the Bible Belt, all of which hold a range of views on theology, social problems, and politics. These views are played out in differing attitudes and relationships between Protestant churches and Jews, Judaism, and the state of Israel. In this volume, established scholars from a variety of disciplines investigate the "Protestant-Jewish conundrum." They provide analysis of the historical framework in which Protestant ideas toward Jews and Judaism were formed from the 16th century onward. Contributors also delve into diverse topics ranging from the attitudes of the Evangelical movement toward Jews and Israel, to Protestant reactions to Mel Gibson's blockbuster film, "The Passion of the Christ." They also address German Protestant behavior during and after the Nazi era and mainstream Protestant attitudes toward the Israeli-Arab conflict. Taken as a whole, this compendium presents discussions and questions central to the ongoing development of Jewish-Protestant relations.
Categories: Religion

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

Among the best works on neoconservatism are Gary Dorrien, The Neoconservative Mind: Politics, Culture, ... Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005); Francis Fukuyama, ...

Author: John J Mearsheimer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141920665

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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Does America’s pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy? This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America’s relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is profoundly damaging both to the United States and Israel itself. Israel is an important, valued American ally, yet Mearsheimer and Walt show that, by encouraging unconditional US financial and diplomatic support for Israel and promoting the use of its power to remake the Middle East, the lobby has jeopardized America’s and Israel’s long-term security and put other countries – including Britain – at risk.
Categories: Political Science

Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy

Neoconservatism and American Foreign Policy

(2005) The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy. Cambridge and New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Fromkin, David. (2005) Europe's Last Summer: Who Started the Great War in 1914.

Author: Danny Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136892189

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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At the time of America’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, the term "neoconservative" was enjoying wide currency. To this day, it remains a term that engenders much debate and visceral reaction. The purpose of this book is to critically engage with a set of ideas and beliefs that define the neoconservative approach to American foreign policy, and illuminate many of the core foreign policy debates that have taken place within the United States over the past several years during the administrations of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. There is certainly no consensus on how neoconservatism should be defined or thought about. While authors attempt to define neoconservatism in a number of different ways, none adopt a thematic approach that can enable readers to appreciate the contributions of an intellectual community whose ideas will be forever attached to America’s decision to go to war against Iraq. This book, therefore, defines neoconservatism through the ideas and beliefs of its leading intellectual activists, casting light on the worldview of one of America’s most important and polarizing intellectual communities. Exploring the historical significance of this ongoing movement and its impact on American foreign policy traditions, this work provides a significant contribution to the literature and will be of great interest to all scholars of foreign policy, American politics and American history.
Categories: Political Science

The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945

The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945

... 1995); Mark Gerson, The Neoconservative Vision: From the Cold War to the Culture Wars (Lanham, MD, 1996); and Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (New York, 2005).

Author: George H. Nash

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497636408

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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First published in 1976, and revised in 1996, George H. Nash’s celebrated history of the postwar conservative intellectual movement has become the unquestioned standard in the field. This new edition, published in commemoration of the volume’s thirtieth anniversary, includes a new preface by Nash and will continue to instruct anyone interested in how today’s conservative movement was born.
Categories: Political Science

Ourselves and Our Posterity

Ourselves and Our Posterity

See Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 118; Mark Gerson, The Neoconservative Vision: From the Cold War to the Culture Wars ...

Author: Bradley C. S. Watson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739127896

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

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In this volume, Bradley C. S. Watson brings together some of America's leading constitutional scholars to reflect on the meaning and significance of 'originalism' in constitutional interpretation and politics. The book brings the subject of constitutional interpretation down from the clouds, showing its relationship to the concerns of the citizen.
Categories: Political Science

Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy

Knowledge and Power in the Global Economy

The Effects of School Reform in a Neoliberal/Neoconservative Age David Gabbard ... Quest for inclusion: Jews and liberalism in America. ... The neoconservative revolution: Jewish intellectuals and the shaping of public policy.

Author: David Gabbard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351561310

Category: Education

Page: 608

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Advancing a three-fold political agenda, this volume: * illuminates how the meanings assigned to a whole vocabulary of words and phrases frequently used to discuss the role and reform of U.S. public schools reflect an essentially economic view of the world; * contends that education or educational reform conducted under an economized worldview will only intensify the effects of the colonial relations of political and economic domination that it breeds at home and abroad; and * offers a set of alternative concepts and meanings for reformulating the role of U.S. public schools and for considering the implications of such a reformulation more generally for the underlying premises of all human relationships and activities. Toward these ends, the authors, in Part I, critically examine many of the most commonly used terms within the rhetoric of educational reform since the early 1980s and before. Part II links today's economized worldview to curricular and instructional issues. These essays are especially important for comprehending how the organization of school curriculum privileges those disciplines deemed most central to market expansion--math and science--and how the political centrality of the economic sphere influences the nature of the knowledge presented in specific content areas. Given that language constrains as well as advances human thought, the twin tasks of de-economizing education and decolonizing society will require a vocabulary that transcends the familiar terminologies addressed in Parts I and II. The entries in Part III cultivate the beginnings of such a vocabulary as the authors elucidate innovative concepts which they view as central to the creation of truly alternative educational visions and practices.
Categories: Education

NEOCONSERVATISM

NEOCONSERVATISM

Neoconservative Persuasion,” Weekly Standard, August 25, 2003; David Gelernter, Americanism: The Fourth Great Western ... 1995); Murray Friedman, The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy ...

Author: C. Bradley Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317255635

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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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: An Obituary for an Idea 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.
Categories: Political Science