[FoRK] At the risk of inflaming JB and others ...
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Sat Mar 29 11:39:17 PDT 2008
On Mar 29, 2008, at 1:20 PM, James Tauber wrote:
> The entire section attributed to me below is a direct quote from the
> article I referenced. You asked for support that Hitchens was a
> neocon, I said he probably wasn't in name but that he agreed with
> them on foreign policy. You still expressed doubt. I quoted an
> article where he expresses his agreement both on Bosnia and
> responses to 9/11.
> Are you arguing with Hitchens, the article or me?
In a sense, Hitchens, but more generally with the prevailing
understanding of who the neo-cons actually are and what they want.
Hitchens may agree with them in some specifics, but I would argue that
he doesn't in fact share their ultimate goal, which is a global
American hegemony controlled behind the scenes by a closed, secretive
neo-con oligarchy. To the extent that Hitchens thinks he agrees with
the neo-cons re: Bosnia, Iraq, or anywhere else, he fails to
understand their ultimate aim. What he thinks of as goals and admires
and agrees with are merely tactical moves in a much larger and less
benign strategy that drives the neo-cons.
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