The Transparent Cabal
examines a controversial, and in some respects, taboo subject: the roleof the neoconservatives as the fundamental driving force in the Bush administration’s war onIraq in 2003 and the subsequent militant American policy in the Middle East, and the neocons’close relationship with the Israeli Likudnik Right.It marshals extensive evidence to illustrate that this foreign-policy blunder—of colossalproportions from the perspective of the American national interest—stems from the fact that thepolicy, pushed by the neoconservatives, was created to enhance the interests of a foreigncountry, namely Israel.Such a thesis does not mean that the neoconservatives intentionally sought to aid Israel at theexpense of the United States, but rather that they have seen American foreign policy throughthe lens of Israeli interest.While not focused on the neoconservative movement per se, the book reviews the backgroundof the neoconservatives--their network and agenda--as it relates to the aforementioned foreignpolicy theme. What categorizes neoconservatives is not only their ideology but their interconnectedness in terms of organizations, publications, schooling, and even blood. It is thistight network that has made them a powerful force in shaping American policy in the MiddleEast.
, earned his doctorate in American history,with a focus onAmerican foreign policy, at the University of Maryland. He has had articles published in TheWorld & I, Modern Age, Current Concerns, Zeit-Fragen, Telos, The Occidental Quarterly, ArabNews, The Last Ditch, and elsewhere on subjects such as communism, political
philosophy,World War II, and the American war on Iraq.His focus on the neoconservative involvement in American foreign policy antedates September 11,and his first major work on the subject,"The War on Iraq: Conceived in Israel"was publishedFebruary 10, 2003, more than a month before the American attack.
, is a former Congressional Representative from Illinois, elected as aRepublican to the eighty-seventh and the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961–January 3, 1983). He was appointed to the Board for International Food and AgriculturalDevelopment (1983–1994). He is the author of The Federal Farm Fable; They Dare to SpeakOut: People and Institutions Confront Israel’s Lobby; A. Lincoln: The Crucible of Congress; andDeliberate Deceptions: Facing the Facts about the U.S.-Israeli Relationship.
,is the Horace E. Raffensperger Professor of Humanities atElizabeth Town College and a member of the executive board of the The Historical Society. Heis also contributing editor for Chronicles and Telos, and is editor-in-chief of This World. Inaddition to being an Adjunct Scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Gottfried was aGuggenheim Fellow in 1984 and was recognized by Who’s Who in the World in 2000. He isauthor of a long list of papers, articles, reviews, and publications, among the most recent of