(1) Of course, this idea is implicit in much liberal as well as neoconservative thinking, but such an unambiguous statement is offensive to all sides.(2) Political Straussians and their neoconservative allies argue that the spread of democracy is a panacea for many of America's global problems.(3) Neoconservative wars create democracies that are bounded within neoconservative precepts, like extremely limited government and considerable corporate power.(4) Other neoconservative organizations represented in the coalition by more than one member include AEI and Freedom House.(5) On the other side are a few dozen neoconservative think tank scholars and defense policy intellectuals.(6) A hegemonic spirit nonetheless underlies both the liberal activism and the neoconservative unilateralism evident in much of recent American foreign policy.(7) And they no longer muse about which nations might be next on the target list, disappointing their most fervent neoconservative supporters as often as they please them.(8) Meanwhile, neoconservative journalists have been channeling the administration's thinking.(9) It should not be a freak show for neoconservative politics and its pursuit of the culture war.(10) Yet a handful of committed neoconservative defense intellectuals in and out of government convinced the president, rightly or wrongly, to back the idea.(11) I think, however, that what is more likely is that neoconservative intellectuals and blowhards (whom you despise) have gained more influence.(12) What was still being worked out at that time was the propaganda piece, a sustained refinement of the storyline that had been hinted at in neoconservative circles and the White House for months, even years.(13) This was the side of politics, the neoconservative side, that said that they had one big thing to offer in the war against terror - the doctrine of pre-emption.(14) However, editors and well-paid media pundits are well aware that social and political opposition to the neoconservative order in the US poses a direct threat to their own privileged existence in Britain.(15) However, to speak against the neoconservative Republican and liberal Democrat ideal of a powerful central government is as impermissible as to utter words deemed to offend the legally privileged.(16) This is not necessarily because the journalist and the relief worker share a liberal outlook; a neoconservative pundit would fare no better with the NCO, for example.