The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled


Since everyone else is linking it… Michael Lind has a piece in The Nation that rather amusingly deconstructs the revisionist meme that there's no such thing as a neoconservative. (This sometimes appears as the claim that "neocon" is just a coded way of saying "Jewish." Because only hardline anti-Semites disagree with Dick Cheney. Or something.) Of particular interest is the suggestion that, while conversion from Marxism was initially the defining characteristic of neoconservatism, Marxist ideas continue to cast their shadow on neoconservative thought.