neo·​con | \ ˈnē-ō-ˌkän How to pronounce neocon (audio) \

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Positioning the United States behind the rest, Trump portrayed America as a humiliated, subjugated dupe—and gave a new, more dynamic rationale to a stale neocon agenda. The New York Review of Books, "Stephen Wertheim," 2 Jan. 2019 Late in the play, Strand introduces a third character, Brad (Brett Mack), a neocon who mostly is there to try to destroy Cat in a way that her gentler boss would not countenance. Chris Jones,, "'The Originalist' at Court Theatre has a tricky job in portraying Antonin Scalia," 21 May 2018 The radical strain, associated with the neocons, called for a universal democratization, by force if need be. Keith Gessen, New York Times, "The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio," 8 May 2018 So what is John Bolton: a neocon, paleocon, conservative hawk, or nationalist? Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Scarier Than a Neoconserative," 23 Mar. 2018 Twenty-nine-year-old April Lassiter, the Alanis Morissette of the neocons, plays in a rock band when not agitating for the Republican revolution. Elinor Burkett, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kellyanne Conway Has Been Quietly Revolutionizing D.C. Since the Late '90s," 3 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of neocon

1979, in the meaning defined above

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