Saturday, May 15, 2004

Know thyself - Are you a neocon or a realist?

The Christian Science Monitor has an interactive quiz to allow you to discover your foreign policy orientation. I reckoned I'd come out as a "realist", but -
Based on your answers, you are most likely a neoconservative. Read below to learn more about each foreign policy perspective.

I think one of their quotes captures it quite well:

"Republicans are good at wielding power, but they're not so wonderful when it comes to the more idealistic motives of liberal internationalism. The Democrats are better at liberal internationalism, but they're not so good at wielding power. I would say that if there were a Joe Lieberman/John McCain party, I'm in the Joe Lieberman/John McCain party."

Robert Kagan