Various Foreign Policy Viewpoints

Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. KenH

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    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


    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


    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


    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

    - SOURCE

    By the way, for anyone interested, I rate in this quiz as a "realist".

    [ February 19, 2006, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: KenH ]
     
  2. LadyEagle

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    Whoever made up the quiz doesn't know beans, IMO.
     
  3. hillclimber

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    I think you are a misguided idealist, coming off as an isolationist, but I am grateful for the link.
     
  4. KenH

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    I am not an isolationist. I believe that America needs robust interaction with the rest of the world. Remember, I actually like the Council on Foreign Relations - certainly not a group that promotes isolationism. [​IMG]

    Disagreeing with how the Bush administration handles certain foreign policy issues does not make one an isolationist.
     
  5. raunhawk

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    Proud to say I am a realist.
     
  6. StefanM

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    &lt;--According to the quiz, a realist
     
  7. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Don't even have to take the quiz...I am a neocon and proud of it. [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  8. elijah_lives

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    I agree with Mr. Botwinick.
     
  9. Brother James

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    I am an isolationist. Only thing that makes sense.
     
  10. poncho

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    Don't know that much about all the various foreign poilcy viewpoints espoused above. I'm not in favor of the neocon's jacobin crusades or their Trotskyte idea of permanent revolution though.

    Can't say as I agree with the globalists recycled communist revolution either.

    [ February 21, 2006, 05:22 PM: Message edited by: poncho ]
     

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