Evidence Of Control

If you only ever read one thing about neoconservatism, it should be this; I have my quibbles (Thompson is addicted to the scare-quote) but on the whole I would go even further.

Thompson pulls back from linking neoconservatism either to the practice of popular history or to fascism.  I would do both: the national greatness, divine-right-of-executives view is exactly the view of popular historians, as evinced in the eternal recurrance of “historians rank the best president” polls; the view of fascism as starting with race-hate and devolving to permanent war-and-debt nationalism might well be an historical accident, as in the modern state cause and effect are more likely to run quite the other way.

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