- Neoconservatives are a mix of traditional conservatism and internationalism. Their core beliefs typically include a commitment to interventionist use of military force and a belief that free market economics and less regulation are generally more efficient. A neocon will agree with traditional conservatives on holding disdain for the left, cultural change and the rise of secularism - as well as a longing for stability and authority. The central tenant of "peace through strength" emphasizes that America's safety and financial interests are best served through an active role in geopolitics.
- However, traditional conservatives are often opposed to the unquestioned glorification of free trade - much of this stems from a desire for high paying jobs without the need for formalized education, a relic of America's former dominance of foreign markets and their resources. In addition, many of these cultural conservatives would object to the large size of America's military industrial complex, hearkening back to the isolationist roots of pre-WWII thought.
- In practice, the neoconservative agenda is completely characterized by it's aggressive foreign policy and support of the business establishment. However, they sometimes cater to the cultural and domestic demands of traditional conservatives, although it is clear that the former takes priority.
- Neoliberalism is not a branch of conservatism at all. In fact, it makes no stances towards foreign policy and cultural issues, instead focusing on economic matters. The main goal of it is to further the cause of market oriented economics, both at home and abroad. However, it is not outside the realm of the ideology to resort to military force to protect and promote free trade and market economics - Pinochet is the most obvious example of this.
- With this in mind, the two ideologies connect at two critical junctions - The promotion and protection of free trade by military means, and the commitment to spreading and expanding the influence of free markets and deregulation. Neoconservatism often plays a small role in cultural concerns, and neoliberalism rarely questions the use of force in security concerns since it already condones the furtherance of economic goals via military means. In theory, the two have a few significant differences. In practice, the differences are almost non-existent since the ideological differences rarely lead to disagreement. Overall, neoconservatism and neoliberalism have more in common with each other than their base ideologies.
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