Friday, October 14, 2011

The Arab Spring and Iraq

Cathy Young via Real Clear Politics, The Arab Spring and Iraq

The take away quote,
Today, democracy promotion tends to be viewed as naïvely arrogant: who are we to bring freedom to other countries? One answer is that "we" -- the United States and other industrial democracies -- are, for all our flaws, the possessors of the only working model of a free society, as well as a civilization with unmatched economic, cultural, and military power. There is no arrogance in seeking to advance the universal values of liberty and human rights -- as long as we do so with a sense of realism, and of our own limitations.

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