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Obama “Realism” vs. Bush-Era “Neoconservatism”

As Obama embraces a most crass and amoral form of realism, it’s healthy to look back at the neoconservatism that influenced George W. Bush’s first term.  My take, here.

Michael RubinMichael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East ...

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