Us Beat the Neocons!
couple of years ago, you could write the word "neocons" and
very few people would know what the heck you were talking
about. These days, however, it's a different story – thanks
in large part to Antiwar.com. An editorial, dated April
30, 1999, described the neoconservatives as
sect that is small in numbers but hugely influential in the
media and in Washington. The neoconservatives, or 'neocons,'
have never amounted to more than a few dozen intellectuals
and publicists, nearly all of whom seem to be newspaper columnists,
magazine editors, and foundation officials."
devoted to war, this bunch, we noted, is dangerous:
death of Communism did not even break their stride: they were
on the job warmongering full-time weeks after the fall of
the Berlin Wall, looking alternately at Islamic fundamentalism
and the Chinese as potential stand-ins for the Kremlin."
had some inkling, at the time, of the danger they posed –
but Antiwar.com was pretty much alone in pointing to it. For
years, right up until 9/11, it was a pretty lonely crusade.
Yet we continued to pound away at this theme, planting a "meme"
the meaning and significance of which is, today, all too apparent.
entry credits us with passing the following memes into
general parlance: "Chickenhawk," "101st Fighting
Keyboarders," and "laptop bombardiers." While we can't take
credit for originating these concepts, it was Antiwar.com
that popularized these key phrases and made them a part of
the vocabulary of the ongoing debate over the war and foreign
policy issues in general.
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