The Promise of Democracy

44 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2011

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Bruce Ledewitz

Duquesne University - School of Law

Date Written: 2003


When a leading figure of the American foreign policy elite writes a serious work criticizing democracy, citizens should take notice. Fareed Zakaria’s book, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, is a signal of a change in our culture. We may be seeing a turn away from the traditional American commitment to democracy at home and abroad. Combining popular dissatisfaction with government domestically, and an uncertain plan for bringing democracy to Iraq, this moment may represent a crisis in our self-identification as the leading voice for democracy in the world.

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Ledewitz, Bruce, The Promise of Democracy (2003). Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper No. 2011-10, Available at SSRN: or

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