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A political philosophy developed in the 1970s and 1980s, advocating the active use of government power in pursuit of conservative domestic and foreign policies.

ne′o·con·ser′va·tive adj. & n.
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Noun1.neoconservative - a conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism
conservative, conservativist - a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
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Since April 2 when the Lausanne Accord was signed by Iran and the Group 5+1 -- the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany -- the opposition, namely, the neoconservatives, the Republican Party, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and their lobbies in the United States has been in high gear to prevent the signing of the Vienna agreement which was reached on July 14.
Neoconservatives have understood this better than their realist or libertarian rivals on the right.
NeoConservatives does a good job of repudiating the perceived political reality that holds that Republicans promote conservative ideals and legislation and Democrats put forth liberal, big-government agendas.
Critics of the US invasion of Iraq have often pointed to the malign influence of a group of neoconservatives supposedly influenced by the German-American political philosopher Leo Strauss (1899-1973).
In the previous decade, the Republican Party represented right-wing extremist policies, led by a cabal of neoconservatives who tried to impose American military and economic hegemony around the world.
One such platform was the Foreign Policy Initiative, which was founded by neoconservatives who cleverly reworded old slogans.
However, the focus of this essay is not simply the selectivity of neoconservatives but on how unacknowledged libertarian presumptions in their work distort Catholic thinking.
Neoconservatives, though a small, elite group of intellectuals, have influenced U.
Kirkpatrick, Fred Barnes, and Bruce Bartlett were neoconservatives, so the phenomenon of neoconservatism cannot be considered solely a Jewish affair.
To be sure, there are valid criticisms to be made of the policy recommendations promoted by neoconservatives, whether it be the expansion of NATO or military intervention to stop the genocide in Darfur.
foreign policy the word has been associated specifically with neoconservatism and in particular with a narrow group of pro-Israeli neoconservatives with occupations in government, think tanks, academia, and the news media.
However, the neoconservatives have lost two of their prominent figures in only two months: Irving Kristol passed away on September 18, and his death was shortly followed by that of William Safire on the 27th of the same month.