Meet the New Neocon on the Block.
Plus: The universe . . . is indifferent.
Tonight it is on like Donkey Kong.
I’m hosting the TNB Festivus livestream and I will be bringing the thunder. The whole team is going to be there for the best show of the year.
Come and hang out with us at 8:00 p.m. tonight.
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1. Look Who’s a Neocon Now
The OG definition of a neocon was that he was a liberal who’d been mugged by reality. There was a foreign-policy component to this, as the Scoop Jackson Democrats1 watched the vanguard of the left get increasingly romantic about the Soviets. But there were also domestic policy components. Part of what moved the neocons to break with the left was crime. Part of it was taxes and the expansion of the welfare state. Part of it was the accumulation of liberal pieties—especially around campus radicalism—that had gotten sort of ridiculous.2
Well, my friends, meet the new neocon on the block:
More of this, please?