While no superpower threatens America today like the Soviet Union did in the past, a new enemy does threaten us—Islamic jihad. Consequently, an American foreign policy must be shaped to respond. There are two basic conservative approaches:
Neoconservatives see Islam as a powerful force intending to rule the world via terrorism, immigration, and religious proselytization. Because of its aversion to individual freedom and its anti-reason theology, Islam is a formidable threat to America that requires the militarization of our society, centralized bureaucratism, and the establishment of American hegemony in the Mideast to tame its countries’ hostility.