LDS Patriot A Realist: Neocon Quiz Results

My Neocon quiz results: Based on your answers, you are most likely a realist.

I concur.

Realist
– Realists…
– Are guided more by practical considerations than ideological vision
– Believe US power is crucial to successful diplomacy – and vice versa
– Don’t want US policy options unduly limited by world opinion or ethical considerations
– Believe strong alliances are important to US interests
– Weigh the political costs of foreign action
– Believe foreign intervention must be dictated by compelling national interest
– Historical realist: President Dwight D. Eisenhower
– Modern realist: Secretary of State Colin PowellNeoconservative
– Neoconservatives…
– Want the US to be the world’s unchallenged superpower
– Share unwavering support for Israel
– Support American unilateral action
– Support preemptive strikes to remove perceived threats to US security
– Promote the development of an American empire
– Equate American power with the potential for world peace
– Seek to democratize the Arab world
– Push regime change in states deemed threats to the US or its allies
– Historical neoconservative: President Teddy Roosevelt
– Modern neoconservative: President Ronald ReaganLiberal

Liberals…
– Are wary of American arrogance and hypocrisy
– Trace much of today’s anti-American hatred to previous US foreign policies.
– Believe political solutions are inherently superior to military solutions
– Believe the US is morally bound to intervene in humanitarian crises
– Oppose American imperialism
– Support international law, alliances, and agreements
– Encourage US participation in the UN
– Believe US economic policies must help lift up the world’s poor
– Historical liberal: President Woodrow Wilson
– Modern liberal: President Jimmy CarterIsolationist
The term isolationist is most often used negatively; few people who share its beliefs use it to describe their own foreign policy perspective. They believe in “America first.” For them, national sovereignty trumps international relations. Many unions, libertarians, and anti-globalization protesters share isolationist tenets.

Isolationists…
– Are wary of US involvement in the United Nations
– Oppose international law, alliances, and agreements
– Believe the US should not act as a global cop
– Support trade practices that protect American workers
– Oppose liberal immigration
– Oppose American imperialism
– Desire to preserve what they see as America’s national identity and character
– Historical isolationist: President Calvin Coolidge
– Modern isolationist: Author/Commentator Pat Buchanan

http://www.csmonitor.com/specials/neocon/quiz/neoconQuiz.html


Comment at LDS Patriot Forum Message Board:
http://www.ldspatriot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=48&highlight=isolationists%85

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Posted on January 31, 2006, in Mormonism/LDS Church, News and politics. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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