Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Neoconservative Pope

From CNN.com:
As a young priest he was on the progressive side of theological debates but shifted to the right after the student revolutions of 1968.

Comments:
Conservative yes, but I don't know if that makes him a Neo-conservative.
 
I was thinking along the lines of these guys (from wikipedia.com's page on "Neoconservatism (US)"):

"The original 'neoconservative' theorists, such as Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz, were often associated with the magazine Commentary, and their intellectual evolution is quite evident in that magazine over the course of these years. Throughout the 1950s and early 1960s the early neoconservatives were anti-Communist socialists strongly supportive of the civil rights movement, integration, and Martin Luther King. However, they grew disillusioned with the Johnson administration's Great Society. Some neoconservatives also came to despise the counterculture of the 1960s and what they felt was a growing "anti-Americanism" among many baby boomers, in the movement against the Vietnam War and in the emerging New Left."
 
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