The “New American militarism” or as it called “Neocon mentality“ is not that different from the early Soviets militarism (of Trotskyite variety), eager to spread the blessings of Scientific Socialism toward other countries on the tips of bayonets. Here the role of scientific socialism is played by neoliberal ideology. With the slogan “Transnational elite unite” and Davos style Congresses of the new “Neoliberal International” of comprador elites. While converting other countries into neoliberal model using color revolution of direct military invasion or combination of both) are disguised as spread of “democracy”.
In this new Crusade for world hegemony the key ideas of Trotsky Permanent Revolution remains intact — a crusade for establishing new social system on all counties on the Earth. This is just Great Neoliberal Crusade, instead of Communist Crusade. This new justification for Crusades has the same problems as two previous. But it does not matter as the key role of democracy here is the same as in quote “the goal justifies the means”
Professor Andrew Bacevich wrote several short books on the subject. he avoids the term neoliberalism and did not try to explain new American militarism in terms of the quest for neoliberal empire expansion. But he is a very good observer and the books contain many insights into US elite thinking and blunders. Among them we can note two:
- Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War This is probably the most important book by the author.
- The Limits of Power The End of American Exceptionalism This book can be viewed as continuation of The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr
- The New American Militarism How Americans Are Seduced by War , 2013