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 June 28, 2004 02:15 PM

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 04:00 PM

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

Posted by: McGehee at June 28, 2004 04:12 PM

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 03:13 PM
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