June 28, 2004

Are you a "NeoCon?" Take the quiz & find out

Behind the Christian Science Monitor's quiz, I earned the rating of "Realist."

  • 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
Powell & Ike? Not bad company to be in. How's about you? Where do you rank?

Posted by: mhking at 09:15 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I never knew what a neo-con really was (there are about 5000 definitions out there). I just found out that I'm a neo-con. Now I know, and I wear that badge proudly. TV (Harry)

Posted by: Inspector Callahan at June 28, 2004 11:00 AM (e7tal)

2 Funny, but what the quiz calls "neo-conservative," I call realist.

Posted by: McGehee at June 28, 2004 11:12 AM (BCOpM)

3 Strange that the only group that "Shares [sic] unwavering support for Israel" is the neo-con. Could it be that "neo-con" is a euphemism for JEW/Zionist?? Just curious.

Posted by: TruthTeller at June 29, 2004 10:13 AM (W1mrP)

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