PNAC Focus Areas

Other PNAC/Neo-con Exposure Sites

There are a number of other sites devoted to explaining, critiquing, and exposing the Project for the New American Century, and it’s long past time that they are acknowledged here.

Of course, there’s the aforementioned "Neocon 101" feature from the Christian Science Monitor, which is an excellent (and relatively even-handed) primer.

PNAC Revealed has collected biographical pages for each of the PNAC signatories, as well as a bunch of articles, including some that aren’t linked to here. While the background of the editor seems to be politically left-of-center, that slant doesn’t show up much—the site is primarily a compilation of original sources.

TVNewsLies, which is sort of a very excited, left-wing web tabloid, has compiled a page of links to PNAC-related articles and sites.

The Four Reasons, also apparently left-leaning and Democrat-oriented (though calmer than TVNewsLies), has a good page
of links
to info about a dozen or so of the PNAC core group, and a page of a lot of links to info about Leo Strauss, a purported "godfather" of the neoconservative ideology. I’m a little confused because they have a list of think tanks, which I think is supposed to be a list
of neocon think tanks, but which includes the Cato Institute, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Cato is libertarian, not neoconservative—the president and chairman co-authored an article opposing neocons in July—and back in April, Joseph Cirincione from the Carnegie Endowment was on NPR opposing PNAC. It’s possible that the list is supposed to be think tanks on both sides of the issue…it’s not clear, which is why I’m confused. ;-)

A site I just discovered called Post 9-11 Timeline has a decent page of PNAC-related links, along with a number of other feature pages designed to "do our best to provide you with all the information you need to know in a post-September 11th America." They have an intense intro page that features a rapid-fire presentation of images from the past two years accompanied by rapid-fire music. It’s not cheery, but it’s quite entrancing.

Wikipedia, a free, openly-editable encyclopedia, has an entry for the PNAC, which has quite a few helpful links, and provides a pretty straightforward overview. I take issue with the contention there that the PNAC is "right-wing"—there’s not much that’s legitimately conservative about the PNAC’s embrace of government power and growth, and neither pre-emptive war or "liberating" foreign countries are right-wing any more than they are left-wing tendencies.

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