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July 21, 2014

What does it mean to be a neoconservative? William Kristol of The Weekly Standard explains how the one-time liberals differed from the classical conservatives. After first laying out differences between the neoconservatives and the classical conservatives on issues like the welfare state or foreign policy, Kristol examines the more foundational differences. And what about the Jewish character of neoconservatism? After a question from Peter Berkowitz of the Hoover Institution, Kristol disputes the idea that there is much that is uniquely Jewish about neoconservatism.

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