Ex-Neocon consists of Scott McConnell’s historical and polemical essays from 2001 to the present. A prominent analyst and journalist who once knew the Kristols and Podhoretzes, worked with them, admired them and identified fully with them, McConnell shows what the thinking was among neocons in those days and why he left the fold. The book contains an introduction by Philip Weiss, founder of Mondoweiss, the important post-Zionist website.
About the Author
Scott McConnell is a former neoconservative, a Columbia Ph.D. who contributed frequently to Commentary
and National Review
and was editorial page editor of the New York Post
. In the mid 90s, the Cold War over, his views began to change. Pat Buchanan’s critiques of the GOP establishment made sense to him, as did various liberal criticisms of free trade and growing inequality.
In 2002, with Buchanan and Taki Theodoracopulos, he founded The American Conser-vative, a magazine intended to challenge the neocon hegemony over the Right in foreign and domestic policy. He edited the magazine for six years, and writes for it regularly.
The foreword is by journalist Philip Weiss, Founder of the news website "Mondoweiss."
About the Book
How deferential the United States should be to Israel, how America’s changing demographics will alter its foreign policy, the ideological origins of the Iraq war, the importance of Walt and Mearsheimer — these themes are some of the major...
Ex-Neocon is written for people who read “opinion” political magazines and books, mostly on the right, but not exclusively; for people interested in the Israel and America connection; and the never-ending Beltway battle over our Mideast policies. Ex-Neocon addresses contemporary matters through essays reflecting the author's changing perspective.
Francis Fukuyama, the prominent political scientist, is also an ex-neoconservative, and he could write a brilliant...
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BISAC: POL042020 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Conservatism & Liberalism
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