The neoconservative movement has been around for a long time — and now with the news that Bill Kristol is going to have a weekly column in the New York Times, it is clear that the influence of this wing of the policy establishment is going to be around a lot longer.
Jacob Heilbrunn, a former Los Angeles Times editorial writer and now Senior Editor at The National Interest, has a book coming out in a couple of weeks — and I blurbed it.
I just didn’t imagine the blurb would be so big in the ads, but looks good to me — and I’m going to post it now and then because this book is essential. And what is interesting about it is that it is a fair and honest treatment of the roots and rise of neoconservative thinking.
I was among many who Jacob consulted in his research — but besides thanking people like Michael Lind and me, he thanks Norman Podhoretz and John Bolton. I love the book. The neocons may not love it, but I already know that some of their elders “like” it — and think it’s “fair.”
I recommend They Knew They Were Right highly and will be discussing more down the road.
And one more thing. . .all the Dem candidates should become very, very familiar with this book.
— Steve Clemons