Democracy: Walking the Walk

Alter, Jonathan
January 2005
Newsweek;1/24/2005, Vol. 145 Issue 4, p37
Comments on U.S. President George W. Bush's talk of the power of freedom. Reference to the idealism of the American people; Theme of Bush's Inaugural Address; Depiction of the Iraq War by Bush as a noble struggle to bring freedom to the Middle East; Suggestion that Bush's rationale for war is connected to how he sees his legacy; Why Bush's vision falls short; View that idealism should not be used to shroud the truth.


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