Where is the Ruling Class?

Iraq and Afghanistan War Films
  • Patricia Keeton
  • Peter Scheckner


An identifiable ruling class exists in this country, and by the end of the 1990s the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) was making unambiguous the strategic goals of this elite group, articulated by men who had sharpened their ideological tools during the Reagan and George H. W. Bush presidencies. In 1997 PNAC, an American think tank based in Washington, DC, chaired by William Kristol, made clear that military invasions would be the new reality in a post-Soviet world where America had free reign. PNAC made this hubristic claim:

The Project for the New American Century is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; and that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle. (Kristol 2012).


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© Patricia Keeton and Peter Scheckner 2013

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