Conservatives New and Old

By Benjamin Balint

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2008

Balint compares the use of the term "neoconservative" today -- a term of abuse referring to the supposed cabal that brought about the Iraq war, in the public imagination a group of hubristic imperialists, determined to spread democracy through conquest -- with the term's historical usage -- one describing liberal anticommunisits who, having failed to halt the leftward drift of the Democratic Party, came in the 1970s to feel more at home on the right, while the right saw them as attenuating conservatism. The author notes that the focus of both the new criticism of neoconservatism from the left and the old criticism of neoconservatism from the right is Jewishness.

Topic: Political Behavior, History, Neoconservatism, War, Public Opinion, Politics

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.649

Page Number(s): 1-2

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Balint, Benjamin. Conservatives New and Old. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2008: 1-2. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7361


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