Present Laughter or Utopian Bliss?

Realists, neoconservatives and the Great Intramural Debate: who speaks for a conservative foreign policy?

Issue: Winter 1999-2000

When the Democrats captured the White House in 1992, after a dozen years in exile, foreign policy was not at the top of their agenda. Many observers felt this a blessing, because clear and mature thought on the subject had not been one of the party's strong suits for many years.

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