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The Corpse of Neoconservatism Is Buried


Over a month ago, I predicted in this space that the end of the neoconservative Never-Trump movement was near. Last Friday, The Weekly Standard—a magazine that served as the intellectual hub of neoconservativism for over 20 years and has led the right-wing "resistance" movement against President Trump—went under. President Trump, the instrument of neoconservatism's internment, was understandably elated, and took to Twitter to express his exuberance.

"Rest in peace" may seem harsh, but it hits the mark. Neoconservatism as an intellectual movement was already dead when Bill Kristol founded The Weekly Standard. During the magazine's lifesp