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Monday, July 12, 2004

To Neo Con or Not To Neo Con

I took this quiz at the Christian Science Monitor to see if I was a NeoCon.

Turns out I am not. Instead, according to the Christian Science Monitor at least, I am a:



  • 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 Powell

Thanks to the Mud and Blood and the Beer's for the link. Incidentaly, they are realists too!


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