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David Harvey on neo-conservatism « Previous | |Next »
April 29, 2008

David Harvey describes neoconservatism thus:

the neoconservative project, which is not only about the mobilisation of moral authority; it’s also about the imposition of order, a militaristic sense of order. I don’t think democracy is what they are about at all. I think the only democracy they have in mind is the kind of democracy that exists in the US, which is the democracy of money and raw military power. My view of them is best described, I think, by Karl Rove’s dream, to have the US follow China. We have a one party system called the “Republucrats”; beneath it you have a raging, completely unregulated capitalism.....To mobilize that, I think neoconservative morality is not just simply an abstract morality; it is hierarchical. And since it is hierarchical, then it is always therefore about the hierarchal imposition of order....Neoconservatives are not against the market system, but they want it to be like China.

The neo-conservative utopian vision of the world is order and morality, and then the crazy market can do what it wants.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 9:46 PM | | Comments (1)


Ah, I am surprised you pomo types would read David Harvey. After all, he doesn't have very nice things about y'all.

He was my favourite back when I was a marxist. But really sweeties, someone needs to tap the old dear on the shouldert and tell him the game's over.