In America a small group of thinkers, known as 'neoconservatives' stands accused of hijacking the nation's foreign policy, converting it from a multilateral nation that relies on persuasion into a unilateralist country relying exclusively on military power to achieve its aim of installing pro-American, democratic regimes in the Middle East and, eventually, in Africa and other unstable regions of the world. Their critics call the neocons 'democratic imperialists' in pursuit of unachievable goals. This book contains pieces by: Tony Blair; Robert Kagan; Condoleezza Rice; George Will; Jeane Kirkpatrick; Charles Krauthammer; Adam Wolfson; Irving Kristol; Jacob Heilbrunn; William Kristol; Margaret Thatcher; David Brooks; Max Boot; George L. Kelling; Kenneth Weinstein; Joao Carlos Espada; James Q. Wilson; Karlyn Bowman and Michael Gove.
Irwin Stelzer is a senior fellow and director of Hudson Institute's regulatory studies program. Prior to joining Hudson Institute in 1998, Stelzer was resident scholar and director of regulatory policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He also is the U.S. economic and political columnist for The Sunday Times (London) and The Courier Mail (Australia), a contributing editor of The Weekly Standard, a member of the Publication Committee of The Public Interest, and a member of the board of the Regulatory Policy Institute (Oxford). He is also a close advisor and confidant to Rupert Murdoch, the Guardian described him as the 18th most influential person in the British media.