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Web Quizzes #5 March 23, 2006

Posted by cdquarles in Miscellaneous.
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Neocon quiz results

 Based on your answers, you are most likely a neoconservative.

 Read below to learn more about each foreign policy perspective.

  •  Isolationist 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
  • Liberal 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 Carter
  •  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 Powell
  • Neoconservative 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 Reagan [ Back to Empire builders ]

Yeah, right. Given the limits of this quiz, the result is as good an approximation as it gets.

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