Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 07:01 ET
The war socialism of the American right
Conservatives do not object to Keynesianism -- as long as it involves the military
By Michael Lind
When American conservatives denounce Keynesianism and socialism, it is difficult not to detect a note of jealous resentment on their part. After all, since Reagan, the American right has made Keynesian fiscal policy and the socialization of American industry its own specialty. Conservatives are rhetorical libertarians but operational Keynesians, when they are not operational socialists -- military socialists.
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