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  • Paul Edward Gottfried
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Abstract

In a comment on New York philanthropist Bruce Kovner, one of America’s richest people and, after Rupert Murdoch, perhaps the most generous supporter of neoconservative causes, American Conservative editor Scott McConnell stated this about the neo-conservative infrastructure: “One thing the neocons have that both other factions of conservatives and liberals don’t have is they can employ a lot of people. AEI [American Enterprise Institute] provides a seat for the kind of midlevel intellectuals who can produce op-ed pieces. It’s 50 to 100 people with decent prose styles or Ph.D.’s and they form a critical mass. They help create the reality of being the dominant strain of conservatism.”1

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