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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Our Aggressive Pursuit of Global Democracy Has Backfired

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/our-aggressive-pursuit-global-democracy-has-backfired-17137

Our Aggressive Pursuit of Global Democracy Has Backfired

July 27, 2016
“That's nobody's business but the Turks”—“Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” a 1953 swing-style song, lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
If you join a group of historians and political scientists discussing the rise of Adolf Hitler to power in Germany, you can be certain that someone is going to argue that the Nazi leader achieved his goal through democratic means, and someone else is going to challenge that.
There is not a simple resolution of this debate, and the contending interpretations are very much based on one’s definitions of terms like “democratic election” or “democratic process” or for that matter, “democracy,” as well as the historical analysis of the political environment under which the Nazis came to power. http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/our-aggressive-pursuit-global-democracy-has-backfired-17137

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