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Abstract

In this presentation, I will examine some of the general ideas, explanations and logic regarding black life conditions offered by a group of intellectuals who have come to be described as “Neo-Conservative.” I will not concentrate my critique on particular individuals, however; my focus will be primarily on the ideas and proposals that they have offered, especially those ideas that have been associated with public policy proposals.

In my opinion, the media and the scholarly community have focused too much on individuals, rather than examining closely and analytically the public policy ideas associated with Neo-Conservatism. I will seek to critique some of these Neo-Conservative ideas or notions and show how they are ahistorical. I think I can show, further more, how sensational and popular rhetoric have been used by Neo-Conservatives to discourage thorough analysis of their ideas and proposals.

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