The moral purpose of US power: neoconservatism in the age of Obama

  title={The moral purpose of US power: neoconservatism in the age of Obama},
  author={Alexandra Homolar-Riechmann},
  journal={Contemporary Politics},
  pages={179 - 196}
The ‘neoconservative moment’ is widely assumed to have come and gone with the George W. Bush administration. This article argues, however, that the hope that the neoconservative chapter in US foreign policy will be definitively closed under Barack Obama's administration is unlikely to be realized in practice, owing to the continuing influence that neoconservatives are able to exercise over national debates regarding the ‘moral’ use of US power in order to shape the international environment… Expand
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