Daily Archives: February 5, 2004

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Democracy Coming in Iraq?

[ From the article: interventions “rarely, if ever, lead to anything that looks and functions like a genuine democracy in the short or medium term. But they do give the administration of the intervening country the kind of ally it needs to help achieve its foreign policy goals abroad and its electoral goals at home…. voters back home are generally willing to embrace their administration's assurances that however imperfect the new government might appear to “nitpickers,” it is now well on the road to democracy.” — doclalor ] [ link ] Gun-Barrel Democracy Has Failed Time and Again Study suggests […]