Neocon



[nee-oh-kon] /ˌni oʊˈkɒn/

noun
1.
a neoconservative.
n.

by 1987, abbreviation for neo-conservative in the U.S. political sense.

Neoconservatism is the first variant of American conservatism in the past century that is in the ‘American grain.’ It is hopeful, not lugubrious; forward-looking, not nostalgic; and its general tone is cheerful, not grim or dyspeptic. Its 20th-century heroes tend to be TR, FDR, and Ronald Reagan. Such Republican and conservative worthies as Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, and Barry Goldwater are politely overlooked. [Irving Kristol, “The Neoconservative Persuasion,” in “The Weekly Standard,” Aug. 25, 2003]

adjective

Neoconservative: the neo-con idol, George Orwell (1970s+)

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