The Promise of Democracy
44 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2011
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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