- a neoconservative.
Origin of neocon
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Examples from the Web for neocon
Barring a few co-conspirators from the neocon academy, nobody else is interested in supporting them.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab
July 27, 2014
In fact, Syria has figured prominently in neocon fantasies for years.Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick On How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria
Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick
October 15, 2013
On the one hand, most Americans do not share her neocon fever.Liz Cheney Uses Syria to (Try to) Salvage Her Campaign Train Wreck
September 5, 2013
And some of his neocon disciples have embraced the term too.
Which is why we should stop using “neocon” before any more damage is done.
Word Origin and History for neocon
by 1987, abbreviation for neo-conservative in the U.S. political sense.
Neoconservatism is the first variant of American conservatism in the past century that is in the 'American grain.' It is hopeful, not lugubrious; forward-looking, not nostalgic; and its general tone is cheerful, not grim or dyspeptic. Its 20th-century heroes tend to be TR, FDR, and Ronald Reagan. Such Republican and conservative worthies as Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, and Barry Goldwater are politely overlooked. [Irving Kristol, "The Neoconservative Persuasion," in "The Weekly Standard," Aug. 25, 2003]
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