I wouldn't expect Michael Kinsley to be a neutral guide to neo-conservatism, but his Washington Post column makes a good primer:

When the word first surfaced in the 1970s, its sting was in calling people conservatives five or 10 minutes before they were prepared to admit it.

Ouch. Still, we can take it. And he makes a fair point about the big shift on foreign policy. If you want to dig deeper, Irwin Stelzer's book has the answers.
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