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The Neocons: Exit Stage Left?

By Matt Purple, The American Conservative

Before the current realignment but after the one Karl Rove tried to engineer, there was yet another attempt to realign American politics. A small crew of antiwar Republicans wanted to push the neoconservatives out of the party and maybe even over to the Democrats. It made sense in a way. The neocons had always been peripatetics, having migrated away from the left during the 1960s, and with Tea Partiers like Rand Paul questioning the Bush administration foreign policy, a shift in the political tectonics seemed like a real possibility.

Now, perhaps a decade later, have we finally reached that point? Here’s Bill Kristol writing at The Bulwark:


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