John B. Judis, senior editor of the New Republic and author of The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, discusses the importance of Trotskyism to neoconservative thought, John McCain’s change from skeptic to cheerleader for intervention, relationship with the neocons and the dangerous mix between his volatile temperament and his views on foreign policy.
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John B. Judis is a senior editor of New Republic, where he has worked since 1984 and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Judis is the author of The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.
Judis’ articles have appeared in American Prospect, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Washington Monthly, American Enterprise, Mother Jones, and Dissent. He has written five books, including The Emerging Democratic Majority (with Ruy Teixeira), The Parodox of American Democracy, and William F. Buckley: Patron Saint of the Conservatives.