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The end of neo-conservatism

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    So says David Olive in a longish essay in the Ideas section of today's Toronto Star.

    As Abe Rotstein said, "Every dogma has its day".
    And not a moment too soon.

    David Olive is a pretty conservative guy who's the business columnist at The Toronto Star He's also been the editor-in-chief of Report on Business Magazine, as well as a senior writer at the Financial Post and the National Post. Not what you'd call lefty rags.


    In the latest iteration of American exceptionalism, manifested by today's neo-cons, "American hegemony is the only reliable defence against a breakdown of peace and international order." So wrote Kristol and Kagan in their seminal 1996 essay in Foreign Affairs magazine.

    Or, more crudely, "We need to be more assertive and stop letting all these two-bit dictators and rogue regimes push us around and stop being a patsy for our so-called allies, especially in Saudi Arabia," said neo-con Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, just prior to the Iraq invasion.

    Or, more crudely still, "Every 10 years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small, crappy, little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business," said neo-con Michael Ledeen in an American Enterprise Institute forum.

    With any luck these smug assholes will disappear.
  2. Hey, a smug asshole talking about smug assholes! Good work, JR.
  3. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Worse, an irrelevant smug asshole talking about smug assholes.
  4. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Dude, you shouldn't refer to yourself as irrelevant. And calling Lyman a smug asshole, while technically correct, isn't very nice.
  5. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Notice the intelligent responses from the right... from two guys who are constantly accusing everyone else of name-calling when they don't have a good answer.

    Nice work, children.
  6. Yes, in response to an "intelligent" post.
  7. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    So the only thing that mattered to you in the entire post was JR's last line... nothing else that was written was worthwhile, right ASSHOLE!
  8. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    How can a yawn-inducing dullard think that he is the arbiter of what is intelligent?
  9. Yes, I wonder that about JR, too.
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    You misunderstand. I read JR's posts and think.

    After reading your incoherent babble and hate, I simply go to sleep.
  11. "Babble and hate" -- I guess you have a real problem with people who disagree with you. Your loss.
  12. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    Reads like a bitter, liberal Canadian piece of crap.
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