neoconservatism

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ne·o·con·ser·va·tism

 (nē′ō-kən-sûr′və-tĭz′əm)
n.
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.

ne•o•con•serv•a•tism

(ˌni oʊ kənˈsɜr vəˌtɪz əm)

n.
a moderate form of political conservatism that generally opposes big government but supports social welfare and certain other liberal goals.
[1960–65]
ne`o•con•serv′a•tive, n., adj.

neoconservatism

a new movement in conservatism, usually seen as a move further to the right of the position currently occupied by conservatives in politics or in attitudes. — neoconservative, n., adj.
See also: Attitudes, Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neoconservatism - an approach to politics or theology that represents a return to a traditional point of view (in contrast to more liberal or radical schools of thought of the 1960s)
conservatism, conservativism - a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
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Known as the "godfather" of American neoconservatism, his death in the US state of Virginia on Friday was announced by the conservative magazine The Weekly Standard, run by his son William.
When it comes to relations among Iran, Israel and the United States, realism in the pursuit of the core interest of the nation-state has a tendency to override ideological disposition--whether Islamic fundamentalism, radical Zionism or American neoconservatism.
He also notes a connection between the belief in globalization and American neoconservatism.

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