July 10, 2014

Rise of the Neo-Neo-Conservatives

Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

The leading voice of neo-conservatism 2.0 is Robert Kagan, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, whose recent essay in the New Republic continues to reverberate in Washington. Titled Superpowers Don’t Get to Retire, it draws parallels between the run-up to the Second World War and the Obama years, both characterized by an isolationist mood in the U.S. and a series of acts of aggression abroad that went largely unchallenged by the West.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Robert Kagan, Hillary Clinton, Iraq, Neoconservatism


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