Here is Dr. DiLorenzo’s take at the Lew Rockwell Blog.
Good for my old friend Howard Phillips and the Constitution Party for preventing yet another neocon takeover of a traditional conservative, limited government organization — the Constitution Party. Keyes is the quintessential Neocon insider: He was a student of the flamboyant “Straussian” Alan Bloom at Cornell, and lived in the same house as Bloom, along with several other male neocons who called the womens’ dress-wearing Bloom “master.”; he studied at Harvard under Straussian neocon Harvey Mansfield; and he entered national politics as a sidekick of neocon UN Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick during the Reagan years.
Shortly after the publication of The Real Lincoln in 2002 Howard Phillips had me on his local cable TV show in Virginia to discuss the book. During one of the breaks he mentioned that he had asked Keyes to join the Constitution Party and he declined, saying that he agreed with just about everything the Party stood for except for its criticisms, mostly from Howard, of Lincoln. Lincoln idolatry is, of course, the defining characteristic of a Straussian Neocon Warmonger like Keyes, for The Legend of Father Abraham is what “justifies” the American empire and its expansion.