Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism

Ben Wattenberg talked about his book, "Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism, published by Thomas Dunne Books. In his book,… read more

Ben Wattenberg talked about his book, "Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism, published by Thomas Dunne Books. In his book, Ben Wattenberg explains his political shift from left to right, from Democrat to neo-conservative. He became disenchanted with what he describes as the Democratic Party’s move to the far left and he established the Coalition for a Democratic Majority in response. In his book, Mr. Wattenberg explains why he is a neo-con and how he defines the term, which he believes is often misunderstood. He writes about several of his proteges, who have found a platform in President George W. Bush’s administration. E.J. Dionne, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Micheal Barone, Resident Fellow American Enterprise Institute, also participated in the discussion. All panelists responded to questions from the audience close

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Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism

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Aug 30, 2008 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 21, 2008 | 8:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 30, 2008 | 11:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 2008 | 4:57am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 2008 | 8:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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