Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America's Destiny

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American Enterprise Institute, 1992 - Political Science - 259 pages
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Should America try to bring democracy to countries that are young or poor or that have cultures very different from our own? This book shows why the sophisticates have been wrong, why idealism offers the most sound basis for US policy. Since its small beginnings in 1776, America has served as the world's great engine of democracy. Our aid and trade, our overseas broadcasts and libraries, our cloak-and-dagger exploits, but above all else, the power of our example have been forces of moral good throughout the world. Foreseeing a Pax Americana in the next century resulting not from war or diplomacy but from the triumph of democratic ideals, the author argues that the effort to spread democracy further should form the core of US foreign policy.
  

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Contents

Currents in American Foreign Policy
12
The Folly of Realism
19
Neorealism
38
Can Democracy Flourish Around the World?
64
The Export of Democracy and the Force of Example
81
Imposing Democracy Through Military Occupation
91
Covert Action
119
10
147
11
177
Overseas Broa dcasting and Exchanges
189
The National Endowment for Democracy
204
Conclusion
221
Notes
229
Index
249
About the Author
259
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Joshua Muravchik lives in Maryland with his family.

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