TITLE

Bush's Really Good Idea

AUTHOR(S)
Zakaria, Fareed
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);11/17/2003 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 142 Issue 20, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on a speech made last week by George W. Bush on democracy in the Middle East. Bush's argument that a deficit of freedom and openness are at the heart of the Middle East's dysfunctions, and that American foreign policy had for too long supported a corrupt status quo that has been bad for Arabs and the West; Bush's "forward strategy for freedom;" Comment by the author on Bush's apparent belief that killing a tyrant and holding elections is enough to establish democracy; Alternative theory that building a democracy in the Middle East is a long and difficult process, potentially involving many international agencies and large amounts of foreign aid; Comment on the failure of the Bush administration to embrace the second, more realistic, democratization strategy.
ACCESSION #
11531528

 

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