The Economist, Special Report | April 1, 2008
Partisan polarization over foreign policy is stronger than ever before. ++ A Democratic, rather European, vision of diplomacy is opposed to a Republican celebration of American exceptionalism and forceful great-power politics. ++ Partisanship scatters support, causes confusion, and hinders continuity and efficiency. ++ Future foreign policy "will suffer from a lack of certainty rather than an excess of it."