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A little "help" to add to the confusion, M!

  • February 1998: "Anti-Disconservatarianism" by John Brady and Joel Schalit.
  • 10 July 2003: "Bubba Bush: The Philosopher King" by Stephen Simac: "Neocons are not traditional 'paleo' conservatives who have espoused isolationist, small government views at least since FDR. Of course the paleos made an exception for big government, military expenditures to defeat the "evil empire" of international communism."
  • 19 October 2003: "Neo, Theo, Paleo, Libertarian. I did a bit of reading this weekend on conservatism. Know your enemy and all that. It comes down to four basic branches:
  • 2 May 2003: "The New Conservative Divide: Paleocons versus Neocons" by Rachel Alexander: "As the first decade of the 2000's progresses, it is becoming increasingly clear that the two types of conservatism that will define this decade are Neoconservatism and Paleoconservatism. The war in Iraq has brought out a deep division between the two philosophies, exemplified by Paleoconservative opposition to the conservative Bush administration's intervention into Iraq."
  • 13 May 2003: "To: Conservative Leaders and Activists. From: Donald Devine. Subject: Revitalizing Conservatism." American Conservative Union.
  • 9 June 2003: "ACU Wants Ideological Reconciliation, Revitalization within Conservative Movement" by Stephen Dewey.
  • 2 May 2003: "My Problem with Paleo-Conservatism" by Luke Rondinaro.
  • Mark Bryan, 12 June 2002: "The American (Paleo)Conservative-Pitchfork Pat's on. going over to MSNBC to do an afternoon show. He's also starting up a new magazine, The American Conservative, supplying a fortnightly commentary. It's stated goal is to be a rival to The New Republic and The Weekly Standard.
"I don't think so, Pat. Both of those magazines are critics of Washington politics from their respective neolib and neocon perspectives, calling out idiotarians of either party and doing it with extra relish to idiotarians of the other party. What TAC might be is the counterpart to The Nation, who can be counted on to deliver steaming piles of progressive dogma each issue. TAC will likely be the paleocon version of The Nation, giving us 100 pages of Buchanan wannabes every two weeks."
  • 6 February 2003: "RETHINKING THE GLOBALIST RIGHT" by Paul Gottfried. Uses the term "minicons" [who] "have grown up with an intensely paranoid view of their own ethnic group being surrounded by hostile gentiles and self-hating Jews. Such attitudes, strangely enough, are useful in a guilt-ridden white Christian culture, which rewards designated victims for screaming "prejudice." What Pat Buchanan once called the "branding iron of anti-Semitism" is a valuable instrument for those who apply it, however hysterically, among those who welcome it."
  • 3 December 2000: "The End of Paleoconservatism? Not quite…" by Scott McConnell: "Indeed, if paleoconservatism is defined with some modesty (how about: skeptical resistance to multiculturalism, support for immigration reform, and opposition to an over-extended and militaristic foreign policy) there is still a heated battle for the soul of the Republican Party taking place between paleoconservatives and neocons. The battle endures although many paleocons left the GOP with Buchanan and others were purged from their journalism jobs years ago; and although the neocons have played their cards assiduously, made sycophantic pilgrimages to Austin from early 1999 onward, control the key publications, the money, etc. etc. ... The reason that some mild version of paleoconservatism lives on, despite all, is that it is not a normal conservative sentiment to want your country made over by foreign immigrants; or to go to war against people who mean you and your family no harm."
  • 16 January 2003: "'Neo-conservatives' vs. the Real McCoy" by Sam Francis: "Whatever else emerged from the crisis endured by Republicans because of Strom Thurmond's birthday party, intellectual coherence didn't. The controversy within the Republican right itself over what Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott meant and what should be done about it merely served to confuse even those who pronounced their opinions on the matter. Mainly what emerged as more confused than ever was the very meaning of the terms 'conservative,' 'paleo-conservative,' and 'neo-conservative.'"
  • 15 April 2003: "Is there a conservative split?" by Justin Lambert.
  • 30 July 2003: "They're Behind the Times on the West Coast..."