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The Neoconservative Revolution

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The Neoconservative Revolution

Jewish Intellectuals and the Shaping of Public Policy

By Murray Friedman

Cambridge University Press, Paperback, 9780521545013, 303pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

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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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