American Conservative magazine editor Scott McConnell discusses the paleo-conservative antiwar movement, the neconservatives and the Republican Party, his own roots as a neocon before turning against interventionism at the end of the Cold War, his new article “Algeria: The Model,” and the end of American empire.
MP3 here. (37:54)
Scott McConnell founded The American Conservative with Pat Buchanan and Taki Theodoracopulos in 2002. A Ph.D.in history from Columbia University, he was formerly the editorial page editor of the New York Post and has been a columnist for Antiwar.com and New York Press. His work has been published in Commentary, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic, and many other publications.