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Survival and the Success of Liberty: A Democracy Agenda for U.S. Foreign Policy

Survival and the Success of Liberty: A Democracy Agenda for U.S. Foreign Policy (Paperback)

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Over the course of the twentieth century, Americans came to embrace the defense and promotion of rights and democracy as a vital mission of U.S. foreign policy. But this popular view shifted during the George W. Bush administration. Bush's controversial crusade for democracy --one that came to be associated with unilateralism, invasion, alliance, expansion, and double standards --so tainted the notion of democracy promotion that many in the foreign policy establishment exhorted President Obama to abandon the practice. In this passionate and persuasive book, Morton Halperin and Michael Fuchs argue that abandoning the promotion of democracy would be a great mistake. Patient efforts over the past three decades have laid the foundations for a widening international commitment to sustain and expand the writ of democracy in the world. An American retreat to ""realism"" would only hearten the autocracies that rightly fear going the way of the dinosaurs. Halperin and Fuchs present new and proactive ideas for how the United States can and should help countries that are on the path to democracy and how it may help peoples struggling to establish a democratic regime.

Advance praise for The Survival and the Success of Liberty ""Morton Halperin has been one of Washington's smartest strategic thinkers and once again, in The Survival and the Success of Liberty , he shows us why. He illustrates a critical point: America benefits when more countries are democratic, and democracies should help each other not just to vote, but also to deliver what their people need."" -- Madeleine K. Albright, 64th U.S. Secretary of State ""Fresh in its insights and yet deeply informed by history, this book provides a viable and progressive alternative to the hubris and hypocrisy that has undermined previous American approaches to democracy promotion."" -- Larry Diamond, senior fellow, Hoover Institution and Freeman Spogli Institute, and director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University ""Honest, engaging, and deeply wise, it should be included in courses on U.S. foreign policy and read by all who care about making America's ideals more achievable. -- Ted Widmer, senior research fellow, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation, and director of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutionsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical structures: democracy Publisher: Brookings Institution Publication Date: 03/11/2009 ISBN-13: 9780870785146  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Morton H. Halperin was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress when this book was completed and is now senior adviser to the Open Society Institute. He directed policy planning staffs at the Department of State, the National Security Council, and the Department of Defense for Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton. Michael Hochman Fuchs is on the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, he was co-director of The Century Foundation's Project on Democracy and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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