PNAC Members - Summer 2003

Partial List of PNAC Contributors or Members as of Summer, 2003 derived by extraction from html or by transcription from pdf publications related to ME policy at the Project for a New American Century.

Morton Abramowitz
Elliot Abrams
Gordon Adams
Ken Adelman
Richard V. Allen
Mark A. Anderson
Richard L. Armitage
Ron Asmus
Ronald Asmus
Andrew Y. Au
Gary Bauer
Jeffrey Bell
William J. Bennett
Jeffrey Bergner
Robert L. Bernstein
John R. Bolton
Max Boot
Ellen Bork
Rudy Boshwitz
William F. Buckley Jr.
Jeb Bush
Frank Carlucci
Linda Chavez
Dick Cheney
Steven C. Clemons
Eliot A. Cohen
Seth Cropsey
Ivo H. Daalder
Helle Dale
Midge Decter
James Dobbins
Paula Dobriansky
Thomas Donnelly
Nicholas Eberstadt
Robert Edgar
Amitai Etzioni
Lee Feinstein
Edwin J. Feulner Jr.
Steve Forbes
Hillel Fradkin
Aaron Friedberg
Francis Fukuyama
Frank Gaffney
Peter Galbraith
Jeffrey Gedmin
Sam Gejdenson
Robert S. Gelbard
Reuel Marc Gerecht
Merle Goldman
Philip Gordon
Daniel Goure
Charles Hill
Fred C. Ikle
Martin S. Indyk
Bruce P. Jackson
Eli S. Jacobs
Michael Joyce
Donald Kagan
Robert Kagan
Max M. Kampelman
Adrian Karatnycky
Penn Kemble
Craig Kennedy
Zalmay Khalilzad
Jeane Kirkpatrick
Harold Hongju Koh
Charles Krauthammer
William Kristol
John Lehman
Lewis E. Lehrman
I. Lewis Libby
Tod Lindberg
James Lindsay
Bette Bao Lord
Rich Lowry
Connie Mack
Christopher Makins
Mary Beth Markey
Will Marshall
Clifford May
Daniel McKivergan
Edwin Meese III
Joshua Muravchik
Michael O'Hanlon
Martin Peretz
Richard Perle
Daniel Pipes
Danielle Pletka
Norman Podhoretz
John Edward Porter
Dan Quayle
Peter W. Rodman
Stephen P. Rosen
Dennis Ross
Henry S. Rowen
Donald Rumsfeld
Randy Scheunemann
Gary Schmitt
William Schneider Jr.
Sin-Ming Shaw
Richard H. Shultz
Paul Simon
Walter Slocombe
Henry Sokolski
Stephen J. Solarz
Helmut Sonnenfeldt
James B. Steinberg
Leonard Sussman
John J. Sweeney
Dick Thornburgh
John Tkacik
Arthur Waldron
Malcolm Wallop
James Webb
Vin Weber
George Weigel
Caspar Weinberger
Paul Weyrich
Leon Wieseltier
Chris Williams
Jennifer Windsor
Marshall Wittmann
Paul Wolfowitz
R. James Woolsey
Larry Wortzel
Robert B. Zoellick


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harold Hongju Koh?

What's Dean Koh doing on this list with all these putzes?

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You're scaring me. These lists of names...

I will have to spend some time here.


4:55 PM  
Blogger bugs said...

Ummm, are you sure that signing onto a PNAC-sponsored letter on a particular topic makes someone a PNAC "member"?

5:01 PM  
Blogger bugs said...

For example, a number of these names come from PNAC's letters re Hong Kong. This article about one of those letters says:

"While a strong majority of signers of the Hong Kong letter are neo-conservative or more traditional Republican right-wingers like Cheney and Rumsfeld, PNAC also recruited a number of individuals considered at the center or left of the political spectrum to sign the letter.

Among them were Robert Edgar, the head of the National Council of Churches of Christ; former Democratic congressman Sam Gejdensen, the Clinton administration's top human-rights official; Yale international-law Professor Harold Hongju Koh, former assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor; HRW founder Robert L Bernstein; former Democratic senator Paul Simon; the head of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) labor-union confederation, John Sweeney; and Harvard China expert Merle Goldman."

While I certianly question these people's wisdom in signing onto anything affiliated with PNAC, it's clear they're not "PNAC members" -- rather, they had to be specially recruited to sign this particular letter.

5:10 PM  
Blogger luaptifer said...

bugs, it's a good point that you make. but it's also the reason that i restricted my harvest of names to a very narrow window of, i'll call it, 'ideoplogy'.

i've paid fairly close attention to the Arab-Israeli/ME/South and Central Asian regions for a few decades and about which i have a good degree of knowledge.

so it was only from the PNAC focusses on those areas that i attempted to and intended to draw my database of names as many of the neoCONs attending to those issues are especially ideologically (whatever reason) driven. it maybe those CONs pay attention to oriental asian affairs as well, but i didn't draw from publications in those areas.

thanks for making the point, it does require more clarification than i made in these posts.

8:31 PM  
Blogger bugs said...

But if you didn't draw from the Hong Kong letters, then where did the names of Robert Edgar, John Sweeney, Harold Hongju Koh, Robert L. Bernstein, Paul Simon, and Merle Goldman come from?

Mind you, I'm not saying I support the Hong Kong letters. I don't know enough about the issue to say. But just because someone signed a single letter is not evidence that they support the entire PNAC platform, much less that they are actively working with PNAC.

I found your website because there is now a report circulating among the progressive labor community which says that John Sweeney has "joined" PNAC and demanding that he resign his membership. (Harry Kelber, LaborTalk, March 16, 2005). I can't find any evidence that he ever joined anything.

And while I have a lot of disagreements with John Sweeney re foreign policy, he is hardly a neoliberal. Neither, I would say, is the National Council of Churches of Christ (Robert Edgar's organization) a neoliberal group.

I'm concerned that a sort of reverse McCarthyism is starting up here. Divide and conquer has always been a favorite strategy of the right...

4:15 PM  
Blogger luaptifer said...


you've sown the seeds here as i returned to pnac in search. edgar shows up only that hong kong piece as is true of another one or two i spot checked.

i'd try to explain it to myself most reasonably as either they've reorganized the structure of the site since my harvest (now and again i've browsed global defense, etc.) of those names or my haste to alert the inner circle made waste with a grab of the wrong document. i've been intending to update my database soon, in any case, thanks for kicking onto the sagging agenda!

another note or two. when i consider the term 'neoCON', my intent is particularly aimed at regions and for the reasons i've alluded to. it's apparently a much broader reach than i typically use but considering AEI as the birthplace of PNAC probably provides a proper context as i'd guess you know. i've tried to not pay attention to the likes of glassman in recent years but he might be a good example of an 'econo-centric' neoCON. if i recall, he didn't focus on the international arena much in years past.

the other note is that my recent posting of these lists here followed from the emerging realization that our idiots have been overwhoring the media in propaganda dissemination. those lists were snagged during the runup to our iraq-grab and i'd never gotten around to the intended complete treatment for proper databasing so when the armstrong williams story broke, much attention was focussed on our presstitutes of which the lists i'd generated long ago are chock full. rapid-fire dump to dailykos.com and my blog were intended to point people to what i considered a nest of who most likely would be outted next. there're so many flapping lips on that PNAC list...but my desciption of how the list had been constructed suffered from the time i was exhausting for their presentation to the most eyeballs. 'members' is not the best characterization, you're right, though i still think the CONs i'm aiming at ARE a more ideologically cohesive gang than those just looking to make american markets in any way possible.

thanks for the attention to the matter, i'll try to revise/update soon.

8:16 AM  

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