The True Story of the Neocons

The life and death of the ideology that gave us Iraq.

Illustration by Harry Haysom

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that intellectuals with a socialist past were among those paving the way for 2003’s Operation Iraqi Freedom. After all, political apostasy is an unremarkable occurrence. Switcheroos from the Old Left to the establishment first came to wide attention in 1917, when Socialist Party leader and author John Spargo moved steadily rightward […]

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