Understanding Ourselves
The Paradox of American Democracy Promotion

Two entwined truths go far to define U.S. foreign policy: We must promote democracy; and we certainly will make a hash out of it.

Appeared in: Volume 10, Number 5 | Published on: April 9, 2015
Walter Russell Mead is editor of The American Interest Online, James Clarke Chace Professor of Humanities and Foreign Policy at Bard College, and Distinguished Scholar in American Strategy and Statesmanship at the Hudson Institute.
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