neoconservative

neoconservative
neoconservative [nē΄ōkən sʉr′və tiv ]
adj.
designating or of an intellectual, political movement that evolved in the late 1970s in reaction to liberal and leftist thought, advocating INDIVIDUALISM (senses 3 & 4), traditional moral standards, anti-Communist foreign policy, etc.
n.
a neoconservative person
neoconservatism
n.

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(infml neocon) (often disapprov)
a politician or journalist in the US who supports the idea that the US is the main world power and should promote American values around the world, using force if necessary. Neoconservatives supported George W Bush‘s War on Terror and the Iraq War and they often show support for Israel. They put less emphasis on social issues than traditional conservatives.

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