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Another marker not mentioned in that Wiki snippet is the influence of "Scoop" Jackson, who was an anti-Soviet Democrat. Richard Perle began his career with him.

As I recall, Marek's argument (when upbraiding me for spraying "neocon" around) was that Cheney and Rumsfeld were mega-hawk conservatives, not neocons in the strict sense. They were however extremely closely associated with neocons under (or over) BushII.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Feb 13th, 2015 at 01:39:42 AM EST
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