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The Resource American neoconservatism : the politics and culture of a reactionary idealism, Jean-François Drolet

American neoconservatism : the politics and culture of a reactionary idealism, Jean-François Drolet

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American neoconservatism : the politics and culture of a reactionary idealism
Title
American neoconservatism
Title remainder
the politics and culture of a reactionary idealism
Statement of responsibility
Jean-François Drolet
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American Neoconservatism moves beyond recent debates over the intricacies of the Bush administration's foreign policy to offer a deeper look at the philosophical premises of this 'new' conservatism in light of the historical events and changing social compacts that have created a demand for it over the past decades. It surveys neoconservative discourses on democracy, the liberal state, capitalism, national security, international law and global liberal governance, and draws attention to the systematic links between the domestic and international dimensions of neoconservative political sociology. Taking issue with neoconservatism's self-image, Drolet argues and demonstrates that American neoconservatism is not the centrist 'liberal' conservatism that it pretends to be--and that many analysts have diagnosed in recent years. To the extent that neoconservatism is committed to the Enlightenment discourse of liberalism, these commitments are firmly subordinated to an authoritarian form of cultural and philosophical conservatism, which is in fact ferociously predatory on liberal values and practices. Neoconservatism is not a conservative variant of liberalism but a deeply atavistic reaction to liberal modernity. It owes a lot more to the authoritarian intellectual milieu of interwar Europe than to the liberal tradition that its protagonists allegedly want to reform and protect against its enemies"--
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Drolet, Jean-François
Dewey number
320.520973
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC573.2.U6
LC item number
D75 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conservatism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American neoconservatism : the politics and culture of a reactionary idealism, Jean-François Drolet
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Publication
Bar code
31223103986106
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. A New Conservatism -- 2. Leo Strauss, Liberalism and the 'Crisis of Our Times' -- 3. Capitalism, Culture Wars and the Neoconservative State -- 4. The Democratic Mirage of Neoconservative -- Internationalism -- 5. The Neoconservative Critique of Global Liberal Governance -- 6. A Liberalism Betrayed?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780199333455
Lccn
2013017013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 855977434
  • (OCoLC)855977434
Label
American neoconservatism : the politics and culture of a reactionary idealism, Jean-François Drolet
Publication
Bar code
31223103986106
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- 1. A New Conservatism -- 2. Leo Strauss, Liberalism and the 'Crisis of Our Times' -- 3. Capitalism, Culture Wars and the Neoconservative State -- 4. The Democratic Mirage of Neoconservative -- Internationalism -- 5. The Neoconservative Critique of Global Liberal Governance -- 6. A Liberalism Betrayed?
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780199333455
Lccn
2013017013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 855977434
  • (OCoLC)855977434

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