Monday, August 18, 2008

Neoconservatism, Defined.

Posted by Snorghagen as part of a comment on S,N!:

One guy (former neo-con Michael Lind) described neoconservatism as “Marxism with entrepreneurs substituted for proletarians as the heroic subjects of history.”

Can't vouch for the attribution, but it's an interesting thought, nonetheless.


Anonymous said...

That's a good summation of Ayn Rand's philosophy as well. It's essentially inverted Marxism with wealthy 'producers' as the historically determinate class.

Rand was an embittered White Russian émigré with a boner for Herbert Spencer. It seems possible to reconstruct her entire line of reasoning from those facts alone.

John Evo said...

Corporate Welfare.