Thursday, February 18, 2010


I have always been intrigued by the neoconservative network and how it so successfully commandeered the helm of America's national security establishment after having been for many decades mostly a small boutique shop of high octane intellectuals hanging out in Irving Kristol & Gertrude Himmelfarb's apartment.

Frum is pretty far from the current imperial line of original
neoconservatism -- Irving Kristol, Albert Wohlstetter, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Norman Podhoretz, Midge Decter, Seymour Martin Lipset, and a few others

more heir apparent, Bill Kristol, John Podhoretz, a few of the Kagans
Robert Kagan, who is a genuine intellectual rather than an apparatchik
flame out

surf Tea Party populism and to stay powerful by associating with a growing pugnacious, anti-intellectual movement

Frum may have an opportunity to replace the know-nothing brain of a Republican Party whose blustery, intolerant celebration of an anachronistic "whites dominate" nativism
disaffected neoconservatives

Frum, Francis Fukuyama, Kenneth Adelman. Frum is building, Fukuyama could play. Robert Kagan a writing intellectual

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