Definition of neoconservative
1 : a former liberal espousing political conservatism
2 : a conservative who advocates the assertive promotion of democracy and U.S. national interest in international affairs including through military means
neoconservatismplay \ˌnē-ō-kən-ˈsər-və-ˌti-zəm\ noun
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Neoconservatives applauded Reagan’s critique of the Nixon/Kissinger policy of detente (an easing of hostilities).
Critics will sniff that this shows his own lack of imagination, or the influence of neoconservatives.
Good ol’ boys, neoconservatives, and liberals all honor democracy, freedom, markets, human rights, and various other abstractions.
They were replaced by a new stable of hawks and neoconservatives: Joseph Epstein, Edward Luttwak, Michael Ledeen, William Bennett, Elliott Abrams (who married one of Podhoretz’s stepdaughters).
Encouraging students to be what mocking neoconservatives call ‘politically correct’ has made our country a far better place.
That hawkishness is very different from that of neoconservatives like President George W. Bush or interventionist Democrats like Mrs. Clinton.
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