Thursday, June 17, 2004

Neoconservatism, Iraq, and Reagan by Stefan Halper & Jonathan Clarke

While the social and economic benefits of market-democracy coupled with Reagan's cautious optimism gave buoyancy to dissidents throughout the Soviet system producing the Havels and Walesas, the neoconservative approach to "democracy" delivered on the back of a Humvee has produced a reawakened Iraqi nationalism and a resurgence of world-wide anti-Americanism. Under neoconservative stewardship, the achievement of America's goals is further away than ever.

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