Monday, March 06, 2006

Thoughts On Foreign Policy

We live in a country with a great deal of diversity. We live in a superpower that does not always know how to deal with the rest of the world. There are a number of schools of thought pertaining to foreign policy. We've got liberals, neo-cons, paleo-cons, and realists.

Michael Reynolds:
We have these different points of view, each of which has a bit of the truth, and each of which includes a fatal virus. We need the liberal’s eagerness to understand, but not the impotent self-flagellation; we need the neo-con’s faith in freedom, without the credulousness and naivete; we need the paleo-con’s reluctance to leap into every fray, without the head-in-the-sand isolationism; and we need the realist’s readiness to occasionally accept moral ambiguity, but without their eagerness to embrace moral blindness.