James Leroy Wilson's blog

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Are You a Neocon?

Take this quiz, to see what best describes your foreign policy.

Intstead of an "agree/disagree" format, you are given four answers to each question, and you choose the one you agree with most. I went through it, scored "isolationist," as expected. Then I went back and took it again, ruling out the answers I gave the first time. My second score was "liberal." The other options were realist and, of course, neoconservative.

I wasn't sure if I'd score liberal or realist the second time around. I automatically ruled out presumably the "liberal" position when the answer said "America has a moral obligation to..." That kind of thinking repels me; the world's problems can't be solved on by sacrificing the lives and treasure of Americans.

But I scored liberal anyway, probably because in some ways I prefer multilateralism to unilateralism. This is, remember, after ruling out my isolationist answers. The way I see it, if we are to have interventionism and de facto world government, I'd rather have it through the waste, corruption, and inefficient squabbling of the United Nations. There's at least a chance at less war, less anti-Americanism, less blowback.

1 comment:

  1. Oops, looks like you got spammed. The bastards...

    I've got that Neocon quiz listed at Preemptive Karma along with a number of other political/ideology tests. It's been a while since I took the Neocon one. But, my recollection is that I scored as an isolationist too.