Author Karl Zinsmeister from the neo-conservative American Enterprise Institute was appointed by Bush to be his top domestic policy adviser, a post that has been vacant since February, when Claude A. Allen stepped down after being charged with stealing more than $5,000 in a phony refund scheme.
- At AEI he focused on examining cultural issues, as well as social and economic trends
- His columns included pieces praising Wal-Mart's efficiency
- He extols the role of religion in forming the glue that bonds communities.
- written three books defending the war in Iraq,
- a nation he has visited four times as an embedded journalist.
- Zinsmeister wrote in his column last June. "With the exception of periodic flare-ups in isolated corners, our struggle in Iraq as warfare is over,"
- But there is now no chance whatever of the U.S. losing this critical guerrilla war."
Per Source Watch, American Enterprise Institute is a center base for many neoconservatives. Between 1985 and 2001, AEI received $29,653,933 from John M. Olin Foundation and The Scaife Foundations among many others
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