Neoconservative leading light Ron Radosh, authored a hatchet piece attacking Patrick Buchanan and other traditionalist conservatives and Christians for their defense of Russia and their opposition to the globalist aspirations of the EU and the United States. What is interesting about Radosh’s attacks is not so much the tried-and-true shibboleths he trots out against the traditionalists, but the obvious debt, intellectually, he owes to the historic Left.
Radosh’s article illustrates extremely well that the inherited framework of Trotskyite ideology survives and continues fundamentally to motivate American (and European) Neoconservatives. For Radosh and his compatriots, the double-front war against old-fashioned “Communism” (which he calls “Stalinism,” to distinguish it from an earlier love affair that many older Neoconservatives had with Trotskyite Marxism) and “reactionary traditionalism” continues unabated, finding its newest cause celebre in the situation unfolding in Ukraine, where the Neocons are pushing for confrontation with nationalist Russia. Their deep-seated motivating belief combines the internationalism of Trotsky with a commitment to universal and, in the words of Allan Bloom, imposed global egalitarianism and liberal democracy.Read the entire article