Friday, April 25, 2014

The GOP's Foreign Policy "Civil War"

I've argued on more than one occasion that while many of the intra-GOP factional fights described as representing a "civil war" are actually sub-ideological skirmishes over strategy, tactics and rhetoric, the divisions over foreign policy are real.

In a Bloomberg column, Ramesh Ponnuru offers an interesting counter-argument: yes, the foreign policy fights we are hearing about represent stark differences, but only between marginal libertarian and neocon factions; most Republicans fall somewhere in the middle, and GOP voters aren't really engaged on foreign policy issues anyway.

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