Checking Nur's blogroll I came across a blog by Victorino de la Vega y Alcantara, Middle East Memo. The latest post defines neocons. I just love it when I find snark dressed up so nice. Like I have nothing else to read, it has been added to the list for the time being.
Neo-conservatives are not only “Kantians with cruise missiles” as an old-school conservative historian once said, or “Socratic thugs” or “pro-Israeli Trotskyite turncoats”, even though there is a certain degree of truth to each of these characterizations- based on the alleged influence of Neo-Platonic “Straussian” philosophy on the Neocon movement.
Once they had decided to leave the liberal camp (around the late 1960s’), most “neoconservatives” had to choose which part of the non-liberal political spectrum they would inhabit: they had ample choice within existing varieties of American centrist and conservative schools of thoughts…
Tellingly, most of these former leftwing activists chose the ultra-nationalist far right.
I'll have a little more, thanks.