10.04.03

Outside Analysis, PNAC Focus Areas

Empire Builders: Neoconservatives and their blueprint for US power


It appears that the Christian Science Monitor has put together the best journalistic primer to the neoconservative movement—in other words, the parents and children of the Project for the New American Century. Upon initial
examination, this would seem to be a strong candidate for "hottest resource" in the category of surface-level introductions to the world of the PNAC and beyond.

Empire Builders: Neoconservatives and their blueprint for US power

It features profiles and photos of the top dozen players in the modern movement: Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Lewis Libby, John Bolton, Elliot Abrams, Robert Kagan, Michael Ledeen, William Kristol, and Frank Gaffney, Jr.. They also have a Neocon 101 page, with the most basic questions answered; an "Are You a Neocon?" interactive quiz; analysis Q & A from neocon Max Boot and foreign policy expert Walter Russel Mead; a pop-up timeline of U.S foreign policy since 1783; a collection of short quotes from neocon figures; and a page of links to neocon thinktanks and key documents (our main target, the PNAC, made the top of that list).

It’s clear, succinct, journalistic (not editorial), and from a source which is not known for being especially liberal, or liberal at all as far as I know. In other words, it’s probably the best location going for introducing this bunch of issues to someone.

Of course, you might want to send them right here to this PNAC.info entry, so that they can see that the CSMonitor
focus area
comes out of an atmosphere of concern that goes well beyond that one publication. Their web area doesn’t seem to have links or references to other critical or investigative resources related to the PNAC—or things like Rep. Ron Paul’s fantastic "Neo-conned" speech.

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