A Neocon Who Knows the Score

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Professor Bainbridge, whose reservations about Iraq are making waves throughout the conservative blogosphere, knows the difference between neocons, paleocons, and paleolibertarians:

I am a Russell Kirk-style Tory crossed with Michael Novak/Richard Neuhaus-style Catholic neo-conservative, with a mild dash of libertarian for seasoning. But I’m definitely neither a paleoconservative like Mel Bradford or Pat Buchanan nor a paleolibertarian like Lew Rockwell or Murray Rothbard. I like Abraham Lincoln, democratic capitalism, David Frum, Charles Krauthammer, American hegemony, Alan Greenspan, the GOP, and open borders, all of which seem to be anathema to one or both strains of real paleos.

How refreshing to see a neoconservative correctly identify the players and the teams. (Yes, some paleolibertarians also support open borders, but why nit-pick?)

4:32 pm on August 23, 2005
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