Charles Krauthammer has written a piece for the July-August issue of Commentary that tracks the evolution of the Neoconservative movement from Bush #1 onward.
The post-cold-war era has seen a remarkable ideological experiment: over the last fifteen years, each of the three major American schools of foreign policyâ€”realism, liberal internationalism, and neoconservatismâ€”has taken its turn at running things. (A fourth school, isolationism, has a long pedigree, but has yet to recover from Pearl Harbor and probably never will; it remains a minor source of dissidence with no chance of becoming a governing ideology.) There is much to be learned from this unusual and unplanned experiment.
Dr. Krauthammer has a different take on the 2000 presidential election:
By a fluke or a miracle, depending on your point of view, because of the confusion of a few disoriented voters in Palm Beach, Florida, this has been the decade of neoconservatism. Bismarck once said that God looks after fools, drunkards, children, and the United States of America. Given the 2000 presidential election, it is clear that He works in very mysterious ways.
Whether you’re pro Neocon or anti Neocon, it’s an interesting read, and, as with everything by Charles Krauthammer, extremely well written.