The Neoconservatives who are shaping policy in the world today
Neoconservatives are shaping policy according to their worldview of the Middle East. The Neoconservative movement begins in the mid 1980s under the Reagan Administration. The movement had a lot of influence in the Defense Department under George W. Bush. The origins of the movement began in late 1930s. The majority of its members attended City College of New York and were public intellectuals from poor immigrant Jewish backgrounds hit by the Great Depression and at that time held very radical political views this essay discusses the Neoconservative movement in the US.
The Neoconservatives believe the American Century was a global phenomenon. The American Enterprise Institute and the military-industrial complex wanted to spread liberal democracy throughout the world, in the Middle East particularly, to promote the U. S. agenda, but in reality things did not unfold that way. The intended the liberal project had failed. Neocons believed in social justice and the redistribution of wealth towards the multinationals by remaking the Middle East in America’s image.
Most were veterans of the Cold War and were against the former Soviet Union and were going to defend Israel from the Arabs because this was the Holy Land of the Jews,God’s chosen people Most were Trotskyites,and in their time believed that American foreign policy would establish an American hegemony in the East.
Despite this fact, the majority of Jews still voted Democrat rather than Republican Jewish intellectuals opposed to the 60s counterculture were Wilson idealists and wanted to transform society. they believed American exceptionalism could make the world a better place. There were Irving Kristol, Nathan Glazer, Paul Wolfowitz, David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer, who had significant social influence.
George W Bush’s intervention in Iraq in 2003 wasn’t in America’s best interests. The Neoconservative policy to establish hegemonies in the region ultimately created al Qaeda and resulted in the attack on the Twin Towers in 2001, one of the grim results of American imperialist policy.
The Jacobins Club was established in 1789 during the French Revolution. Neoconservatives were modern day Jacobins of the 21st century because they were on a mission to defeat Communism and expand liberal democracy everywhere just as Fukuyama predicted. Pax Americana dominated all regions of the globe all in the name of making a profit by promoting unilateral internationalism anywhere that was run by vested interests, namely big oil and the defense industry. The U.S is intentionally recreating the Middle East to create a new world order and a new religion around the globe. Neoconservatives hold liberal positions on most social issues,they are, conservative in name only.
Liberal internationalists and neoconservatives joined forces and defeated the old traditional establishment in most Western countries, overturned laws and disrupted social order in the so-called democratic West are becoming police states.Citizens are gradually losing their freedoms all to hold onto a declining empire that is competing with Russian and China.
Neoconservatism defines itself as Western and mainly American., Neocons think the West has become amoral and degenerate and believes that there is a deeper crisis affecting Western civilization. James Q Wilson, an American political scientist, traced Neoconservatism back to the Enlightenment of the 18th Century. The movement encouraged people to question the authority of the establishment and organized religion. Along with social conservatives,Neoconservatives blame the 1960s counterculture for the loss of traditional values.They believe there should be a separation between church and state as it is defined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Neoconservatives are modern liberals They accept that different cultures can coexist together to promote diversity and multiculturalism and to undermine the dominant culture in the country. This led to a backlash with therise of political correctness and anti-immigrant sentiment wherever it is put into practice.
The intellectuals were anti-Stalinist Communists or Trotskyites after they became liberals who were unhappy with liberalism. These included Irving Kristol, Nathan Glazer, and Norman Podhoretz. Neoconservative ideology considered that anything against traditionalism and authority was radical.
In 1919 at the Paris Peace Conference, Woodrow Wilson wanted to make the world a safer place for democracy. He was an idealist. Who argued against democratic spending that supported regimes that threatened America’s interest. Wilson also put in place plans for the League of Nations which were defeated by isolationists at the start of World War. The Reagan Administration, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush used the military, economic policy, and political clout in the end to promote democracy.
From 1991 onward, to the downfall of the bankrupted Soviet Union,to the Iraq War with neoconservative officials, the Pentagon had planned everything from the beginning. The neocons have an idealistic belief in social progress and believe that they are making the world a better place for liberal democracy, modernization and prosperity. They take an active role in world affairs to expand freedom through an interventionist policy.
Neocons sought to attack Libya and planned to keep the war in Afghanistan going, even suggested the military strike against Syria, which led to the rise of ISIS. That strategy brought about the destruction of a nation which the military-industrial complex could profit from through oil.
The Paleoconservatives who do not agree with the tenets of Neoconservatism, have argued that the Trotskyite theory advocated for a permanent revolution, which was a flaw in their argument because Neoconservatives have never been Trotskyites, but have argued for democratic imperialism subverting the old order. Irving Kristol has said a neoconservative is a liberal “mugged by reality.” Woodrow Wilson established a liberal world order when he signed the peace treaty at Versailles, which would endure. He won a Nobel Peace Prize in his second term for high idealism.
Neoconservatism as in ideology may have been well-intended and was Wilsonian in the sense that it was based on the principle of creating a better world through a lasting revolution.
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- Remaking the World: Bush and the Neoconservatives | Foreign Affairs
- Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay take stock of the Bush revolution in foreign affairs. The neocons have been running the show — and we’re all now paying the price.
- Neoconservatism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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