Carl Boggs, Chalmers Johnson Discuss Neocon Ideology and American Empire: “Boggs characterized the neocons as a cohesive group that developed over a long time and today constitute the greatest threat to the planet. They are almost exclusively male, he said, and are ?liars? and ?warmongers? who came of age in the 1980s and 90s.

Who are they? Boggs identified Commentary editor Norman Poderetz, his son-in-law and National Security Council Middle East specialist Eliot Abrams, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, former chair and member of the Defense Policy Board Richard Perle, Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith, Steven Bryen of the Jewish Institute of National Security (JINSA), and the American Enterprise Institute?s Michael Ledeen, ?a shadowy figure close to Israel.?

Others Boggs associates with them, but who some might disagree are full-fledged neocons, are former Wall Street Journal editorial features editor Max Boot, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Samuel Huntington of ?Clash of Civilizations? fame, the Brookings Institution?s Kenneth Pollack (husband of CNN?s Andrea Koppel and son-in-law of Ted), author Robert Kaplan and the converted Christopher Hitchens.

?George W. Bush definitely wasn?t a neocon,? according to Boggs”


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