Neo-conservatism has transformed the Republican Party and the United States since the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower. Why? Just who are these ‘neo-cons’ and how did they arise to power? And how is it that the right-wing neo-cons support terrorism when it is in their interests?
The answer lies with a little known figure by the name of philosopher Leo Strauss. Leo Strauss is the Pope of neo-conservatism. Paul Wolfowitz (The Wolfowitz Doctrine), Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, James Woolsey and many other former and current high officials in the US Government are disciples of Strauss who believed that the elite should use deception, religious fervor and perpetual war to control the ignorant masses.
Carl Schmitt, known as the Crown Jurist of the Third Reich, is another ideological guru to the neo-conservatives. Schmitt designed the Emergency Law Provisions of the Weimar Republic in Germany that allowed Adolph Hitler to proclaim Marshall Law and take power. Hitler then concretized this power after the burning of the Reichstag Building.