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DonS: What’s With Neo?

Don Sausser: I checked dictionaries on line for the word “neo” that gets attached to other words, i.e., “neo-con”, and above as (Joan Harman) used it, “neo-socialism” but I am yet to know what it means. One definition indicated it meant “new”. But as used so often on the blog, neo-con is used as a negative adjective for republican. As a high school graduate, I need help!

Question: Can anyone answer Don’s question? BTW, I know that Neo was the name of the main character in the “Matrix” trilogy. So let’s stick to “neo-” as it applies to labeling in politics and blogs.


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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