What Bill Kristol and His Fellow Neoconmen Really “Beat Back”
By Thomas DiLorenzo
So Bill Kristol brags to a California audience that “we beat back” Ron and Rand Paul. Translating from neoconese: What the neocons really opposed was THE IDEAS espoused by Ron Paul, namely: peace, free enterprise, private property, limited constitutional government, a foreign policy that actually defends America and Americans, free trade, and civil liberties.
Since the neocons brag about “beating back” all of these ideas, one wonders how, exactly, they are any different from communists like Leon Trotsky, who the older generation of neocons (like Kristol’s father Irving Kristol) claims was their main ideological inspiration.