--- In email@example.com, Sean McBride <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: Do you actually know anything about the intellectual history of neoconservatism, or are you just making this stuff up as you go along? Which neocon sources do you monitor regularly?
Having been aware of neo-conservatism since I read an article in Esquire in '78 or so (remember reading it in my high school library, which subscribed to Ramparts the radical left monthly, as well as National Review and The Nation) by Peter Steinfels. Steinfels wrote the 1st book on neo-cons (besides a collection edited by Irving Howe, in the mid 70's, the editor of the democratic socialist quarterly Dissent...who when he was a young Trotskyist in the period just before WWII recruited Irving Kristol into the YPSL, Young People's Socialist League, which the Trots had taken over from the Socialist Party loyalists.), "The Neoconservatives: The Men Who Are Changing American Politics, " Simon and Schuster, 1980 or so. Steinfels is a democratic socialist, paper member of DSA, ex-editor of left-liberal magazine Commonweal. Another DSA academic, Catholic socialist, has written two books vs. neo-conservatism. Read any of these sources?