Genre: Political Science
AUTHOR: Richard J. Bazillion
It seems that every generation has some sort of watershed moment. In recent American history there has been the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The next generation grew up in the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. It took 40 years for the next event of this sort to occur. That was the attack on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center on the ninth of September in 2001. The major difference in the country in 2001 was a definite political polarization and a seemingly new word had come into some usage. That word is – neoconservative.
In this book, Richard Bazillion has made a laudable effort to present his case for the history and evolution of the term ‘neoconservative’ in its current usage. The research is quite detailed and well explained. Dr. Bazillion then continues to tie this school of neoconservative thought into a study of the motivations and strategy and general outlook for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also includes a chapter on the war America isn’t fighting and that is the war with Iran that has been simmering since 1979.
Dr. Bazillion concludes this work with his commentary on the possible legacy of the George W. Bush administration and future conflict and co-existence between the United States and the rest of the world. This is in short, a very interesting book.
This book is definitely recommended, but as a part of a balanced approach to the conflicts and conditions at hand. Dr. Bazillion makes it known, to his credit, that he has little love for the neoconservatives and the George W. Bush presidency. A serious student should consider all sides of an argument while recognizing his own biases. Education is an uncomfortable process. If you only look for authors with whom you agree then you learn nothing. I give this a 4 out of 5 rating. Reviewer: John Helman, M.A., Allbooks Reviews. www.allbookreviews.com
Author: Richard J. Bazillion