Yes, I've read all your sources, and many more. But why don't you go straight to the horse's mouth? Why not read the neocons in their own words? Commentary is the best place to start. Go to the library and browse through a few decades of back issues. I assume you have some speed reading skills.
Neocons were the chief ringleaders and architects of the Iraq War (even the mainstream media fingered Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle for this "honor") -- they've been agitating for a world war between the United States and Israel's enemies since at least the 1970s. Norman Podhoretz, the godfather of neoconservatism, has, most recently, been hysterically lobbying for (what he calls) World War IV and an American war against Iran. The neocons are increasingly in bitter (and dangerous) conflict with the American foreign policy establishment, the military establishment and the intel establishment. From the standpoint of that establishment, the neocons have hijacked American foreign policy under George W. Bush (who is a Christian Zionist) and Dick Cheney and inflicted enormous damage on American interests worldwide. At this point foreign policy realists in the American power elite are seething. Most Bush 41 high-level members opposed the Iraq War and are violently opposed to an Iran War. If you and tigerbengalis are unaware of these developments, you are going to be in store for some major political surprises down the road. And if you think white ethnic nationalists are a more dangerous influence in contemporary American politics than Jewish ethnic nationalists, you need to rebuild your world model from the ground up. White nationalists are on the fringe, nowhere near the levers of real power in the American government. Neocons like Elliott Abrams, operating out of the NSC, are exerting enormous influence on American Mideast policy. michael098762001 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: --- 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?