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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.


(ˌni oʊ kənˈsɜr vəˌtɪz əm)

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


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
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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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Shortly after his first election as prime minister, and before his maiden address to the United States Congress, a team of Ronald Reagan-era neo-conservatives (many of whom ended up in senior positions in the George W.
Whatever it is, the neo-conservatives should never be allowed access to the Middle East discourse, and their visions, those of doom and destruction, should remain confined to their ever mushrooming think tanks.
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A US national security team led by John Kerry and Chuck Hagel will not only be more compatible with President Obama's world view, but will make possible a dramatic departure from the foreign policy that neo-conservatives have promoted for the past decade.
An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neo-conservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the CIA had been fooled; according to this theory, bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neo-conservatives saw as a greater threat.
I monitored the activities of neo-conservatives and the Israel lobby and the Likudniks in the media, and selected items that deserved some comment.
Iranian media paraphrased previous remarks by a senior Iranian foreign ministry official in a recent report that the 9/11 attacks were a plot by neo-conservatives in Washington, D.
Iran has become the target of the neo-conservatives (neo-Trotskyites), Zionists, and others because it has dared to become independent, Iran does not want to be cheated by America and others by selling its oil for dollars," Professor Paul Sheldon Foote said in an interview with FNA.
This third edition includes new material on recent administrations, and new discussion of African-Americans who share the ideology of neo-conservatives.
The Israeli neo-conservatives are expected a return to the White House by the American neo-conservatives, yet at the moment it doesn't appear that the Republicans can field a candidate with a chance against Obama.