I find that description of neo-conservatism particularly uncompelling.
This is the second such thread trying to define neo-con. The other boiled down to anyone who doesn't support the defeatist position on the war in Iraq is a neo-con.
Actually I did find it compelling. It describes this neocon well. The piece was nuanced and well written, and to the point - and true.
*snicker*...If you managed to finish this turgid, pretentious, ponderous piece of stale prosebread--much less be compelled by it-- I salute you.
Of course, it's repugnant! It's by the Father of Neo-conservatism (and also the father of the neo with the biggest mouth .... now do you wonder how Bill came by his pomposity?).
There's nothing much conservative about it, neo-liberalism would be a more apt title! FDR and TR, indeed!