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The Neoconservative Revolution: Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy

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This is the first history of the development of American Jewish political conservatism and the rise of a group of Jewish intellectuals and activists who are known as neoconservatives. It describes the growth of perhaps a dozen such figures in the 1940s and 50s, including Irving Kristol, Nathan Glazer and Norman Podhoretz, to several hundred younger people such as Paul Wolfowitz, David Brooks and Charles Krauthammer who have had a powerful impact on American public policy, including the run up to and aftermath of the war in Iraq.

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This book is the first history of the development of American Jewish political conservatism.

About the Author

'Historian, social activist, and a prolific writer, Murray Friedman was appointed as vice chair of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission in Washington, DC by Preisdent Ronald Reagan and acting chair following the death of the chairman. He will be honored in 2005 by Temple University which will announce the creation of the Murray Friedman Chair in American Jewish History at that time. In 2003, he served in a State Department delegation representing the US in Vienna at a Conference on Racism, Xenophobia, and Discrimination. Dr Friedman has written and edited numerous books including What Went Wrong? The Creation and Collapse of the Black Jewish Alliance (1995, The Free Press), several volumes on Philadelphia history, and The Utopian Dilemma: American Jews and Public Policy. In addition, he has written articles in Commentary, The Atlantic Monthly, The Weekly Standard, and The New Republic as well as professional journals such as American Jewish History.'

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Jews and the making of the cosmopolitan culture; 2. The premature Jewish neoconservatives; 3. Forgotten Jewish godfathers; 4. The liberal civil war; 5. The modernization of American conservatism; 6. The liberal meltdown; 7. The rise of the neoconservatives; 8. Neoconservatives and the Reagan revolution; 9. Nicaragua: the Cold War comes to this hemisphere; 10. Irving Kristol and a new vision of capitalism; 11. The neoconservative assault on the counterculture; 12. Jews and the Christian right; 13. Epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521545013
Author:
Friedman, Murray
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Jewish - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
Politics - General
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
303
Dimensions:
8.68x5.56x.76 in. .86 lbs.

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