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As we point out in the new issue of Prospect, Commentary—favoured read of the neocon intellectual—has appointed John Podhoretz as editor. This is just the latest example of US neoconservatism’s curious tendency towards nepotism—John is the son of Norman, Commentary‘s last-but-one editor, a regular contributor and, according to some reports, still the real power at the journal. The Podhoretzes are thus granted seats at the high table of America’s neocon dynasties, along with the Kagans (Robert, Frederick and their father Donald) and the Kristols (Irving and Bill). Meanwhile, with Hillary looking an increasingly good bet for the US presidency, the…

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