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Neoconservatism and Leninism

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An old (2006), but interesting article by reformed Neo Con Francis Fukuyama (author of: 'The End Of History'). Fukuyama makes a comparison between neo conservatism and Leninism, not an obvious one, but suprisingly accurate:

"The End of History," in other words, presented a kind of Marxist
argument for the existence of a long-term process of social evolution,
but one that terminates in liberal democracy rather than communism. In
the formulation of the scholar Ken Jowitt, the neoconservative position
articulated by people like Kristol and Kagan was, by contrast,
Leninist; they believed that history can be pushed along with the right
application of power and will. Leninism was a tragedy in its Bolshevik
version, and it has returned as farce when practiced by the United
States. Neoconservatism, as both a political symbol and a body of
thought, has evolved into something I can no longer support." Full article