TITLE

Let Them Eat Democracy

AUTHOR(S)
Pressfield, Steven
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2004, Vol. 130 Issue 10, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the imposition of democracy by the U.S. on foreign nations. The Iraqis are not stupid. They can read Ambassador J. Paul Bremer's "100 Orders," which, in effect, tie up their economy for years and hand it on a plate to U.S. corporations. They see through our altruistic aspirations for them, as the ancient states saw through those of Athens. If Americans think they can impose democracies abroad and people will like them for it, Americans are deluding themselves and scorning the lessons of history. If the past teaches anything, it is that a people—any people—will gladly take bad rule they can call their own over the most enlightened governance by an alien occupier.
ACCESSION #
14675606

 

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