The Unipolarists in Power


In 2004, William Kristol reflected on the efforts of the neoconservatives and their allies over the previous decade:

None of this work had much immediate impact in the late 1990s. What was accomplished, in a relatively short period of time, was to bring back to life a certain strain of foreign-policy inspired by Harry Truman, Henry “Scoop” Jackson, and Ronald Reagan. The strain of thought … was taken seriously in late 1990s foreign policy circles in Washington. But it was a minority strain even amongst Republicans and conservatives, as exemplified by neoconservative support for US intervention in the Balkans.1


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