This is a fascinating new study of the neoconservative momevent's leading thinker and magazine: Norman Podhoretz and "Commentary". "Norman Podhoretz and Commentary Magazine" is a unique study of the neoconservative movement's leading thinker and magazine: Norman Podhoretz and "Commentary". In this book, Nathan Abrams examines the origins, rise, and fall of neoconservatism and argues that much of what has been said about it in the last six years is the result of willful distortion and exaggeration by both the neocons and their opponents. With ten books and 35 years as Editor of the magazine "Commentary", Podhoretz was a powerful force who helped shape neoconservatism. In fact, neoconservatism was almost Podhoretz's personal ideology, one in which he promoted his own ideas for the future direction of America. However, in spite of being described as 'the conductor of the neocon orchestra', Podhoretz is often ignored by current assessments of the neocon movement. Based on archival and unpublished materials, including Podhoretz's private papers, this is the first detailed and critical study of neoconservatism to focus exclusively on Podhoretz and "Commentary". A notable contribution to the study of conservatism in America, this timely book will appeal to anyone who seeks to understand better the movement that has shaped contemporary American politics.
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... a major contribution to the study of neoconservatism...--Sanford Lakoff
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Dr. Nathan Abrams is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Graduate Studies at the School of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor University, UK. He is the author of 3 books and many journal articles.
Introduction; Chapter One: Taking Over; Chapter Two: The Revised Standard Version; Chapter Three: War; Chapter Four: Resurrection; Chapter Five: Empire; Chapter Six: Decline; Chapter Seven: Fall; Chapter Eight: After the Fall; Conclusion.