From Barry Gewen at the NYT:
Historians may well conclude that the neoconservatives’ unfettered utopianism, their idealistic aspiration for world peace, their overweening confidence in American virtue, as triumphalist as it was self-righteous, were the determining factors in their decline. And now? Is there an opening for neoconservatism in the Obama administration? [Jacob] Heilbrunn reminds us that on the campaign trail Obama employed all-too-familiar tropes when he said America has to “lead the world in battling immediate evils and promoting the ultimate good.” That’s the kind of talk to warm the coldest neocon heart.