July 12, 2014

Democracy Isn't Always a Good Thing

Christopher Caldwell, Financial Times

The Associated Press

Democracy doesn't always mean good government or a light touch.

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July 11, 2014
Free Markets Are as Important as Elections
Alan Dowd, The American
The next time the United States is compelled to try to rescue and rehabilitate a broken nation, Washington needs to pay as much attention to building free markets as to holding free elections. more ››
July 9, 2014
Are the Authoritarians Winning?
Michael Ignatieff, NY Review of Books
In the 1930s travelers returned from Mussolini’s Italy, Stalin’s Russia, and Hitler’s Germany praising the hearty sense of common purpose they saw there, compared to which their own democracies seemed weak, inefficient, and... more ››
July 8, 2014
Not Even Burma?
Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
The Obama administration until recently legitimately claimed at least one foreign policy success, the improved human rights situation in Burma. Now even that is getting crossed off the list. more ››
July 1, 2014
U.S. Power and Arab Democracy
J.J. Gould, The Atlantic
If you were to imagine trying to array the different justifications for the U.S. war in Iraq along a spectrum of idealism to realism, there would be two at the far-idealistic end, whose credibility ended up more damaged than... more ››