I suspect that no presidential candidate in 2016 will say "I am a neoconservative". But a look at the GOP line-up suggests the easiest one-word explanation of their foreign policy planks will be that very word
When the only superpower doffs its cape and Lycra uniform, packs them up in the telephone booth, and becomes another mild-mannered suit, who will then shield the free riders, not to mention a much weakened United States itself?
If Britain is to maintain its role on the international stage, it will take more than getting our economy or military in order. It will in fact require a fundamental shift in our collective mentality, away from the status quo, characterized as it is by a desperation not to "offend".