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The Forgotten Men You Should Know About

November 8, 2012
Thomas J. DiLorenzo

In their new book, Forgotten Conservatives in American History, Brion McClanahan and the great Clyde Wilson discuss how the Machiavellian-minded connivers and plotters known as “neoconservatives” weaseled their way into the Reagan administration and hence “became the accepted, respectable Right in American discourse . . .” Genuine conservatives, which during the ‘60s and ‘70s included traditionalists, libertarians, anti-communists, and other opponents of leftism, “became an irrelevant and possibly dangerous fringe, disdained by all decent people. . . ” This latter category would include most readers of and certainly all the writers.

The “new conservatives” who now run the Republican Party and much of the Democratic Party as well, are a peculiar bunch. The leading lights of “neoconservatism” during the Reagan years “were Trotskyites who had replaced their hereditary agenda of global socialist revolution with one of a global revolution of ‘democratic capitalism.’ Unashamedly embracing Machiavellian tactics against opponents and against the American people, they gloried in ‘big government’ and fervently planned to project American armed force around the world, the national debt be damned.” None of this “could be considered a “conservative” agenda . . .”, they write.

McClanahan and Wilson don’t mention it, but the intellectual guru of most of the high profile neoconservatives was the late Leo Strauss, a University of Chicago professor. Strauss was quite the crackpot. He was an atheist who “scoffed at the idea of God,” wrote Daniel Flynn in his book, Intellectual Morons, but who nevertheless preached about the value of using religion to dupe the masses into accepting the neocons’ interventionist foreign policy agenda. The “evangelical Christians” in America would be Exhibit A of the success of this Machiavellian strategy.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 9, 2012 12:01 am

    One of the best reading Harold and very usefull.

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