Democracy isn't all it's cracked up to be
- The Politics of Cold Blood. Rummel, R. J. // Society;Nov/Dec89, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p32
This article focuses on the pacific nature of democracy. Ideological stances aside, several methodological errors have blinded intellectuals to the peacefulness of democracies. First, researchers tend to see only national characteristics and overall behavior. As for other errors, researchers...
- The Betrayal of Popular Government. // Saturday Evening Post;11/26/1938, Vol. 211 Issue 22, p22
The article focuses on the advantages of democracy over dictatorship in times of crisis or war. The author describes that in war, dictatorship possesses certain advantages but saying that these advantages are supreme, or that in war democracy is disadvantageous is expressing distrust to...
- Democratization and War. Mansfield, Edward D.; Snyder, Jack // Foreign Affairs;May/Jun95, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p79
The article focuses on the U.S. government's policy of promoting peace by promoting democratization. It is probably true that a world in which more countries were mature, stable democracies would be safer and preferable for the United States. But countries do not become mature democracies...
- From Dictatorship and War to Democracy. Kabemba, Claude Kambuya // New England Journal of Public Policy;Winter2005, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p389
With a transitional government in place, peace is now a possibility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Policy options are being considered to sustain the peace and start the work of building a Congolese state that would not repeat the failings of the past. There is hope that the...
- SHOULD AMERICA JOIN A MOVE FOR A FEDERAL UNION OF THE WORLD'S DEMOCRACIES? PRO. Boothe, Clare // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul41, Vol. 20 Issue 6/7, p178
Argues in favor of the U.S. participation in a move toward a federal union of the world democracies. Failure of the U.S. government to state its war aims despite participation in the war against Germany; Policy of the federal union; Federal union's promise of peace, security and prosperity.
- SHOULD AMERICA JOIN A MOVE FOR A FEDERAL UNION OF THE WORLD'S DEMOCRACIES? PRO. Mann, Thomas // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul41, Vol. 20 Issue 6/7, p180
Argues in favor of the U.S. participation in a move toward a federal union of the world democracies. Breakdown of national frontiers; Description of the federal union as a matter of the human conscience; Need for the renewal and rejuvenation of democracy.
- SHOULD AMERICA JOIN A MOVE FOR A FEDERAL UNION OF THE WORLD'S DEMOCRACIES? CON. Shafer, Paul W. // Congressional Digest;Jun/Jul41, Vol. 20 Issue 6/7, p187
Argues against U.S. participation in a move toward a federal union of the world democracies. Criticism of the Union Now movement; Opposition to the U.S. assumption of the burdens of fighting and paying for European wars; Economic problems faced by the U.S. due to its participation in the...
- HISTORY. // Background Notes on Countries of the World: Spain;Jul2005, p2
Presents information on the history of Spain. Reason for the decline of the Spanish power in Europe in the 16th century; Background on several wars that led to the independence of most of Spain's colonies in the Western Hemisphere in the 19th century; Factors that contributed to Spain's success...
- 'Bastion of Democracy' Chang, John M. // Vital Speeches of the Day;8/1/50, Vol. 16 Issue 20, p623
Presents the text of a speech delivered by John M. Chang, Ambassador from Korea to the U.S., on July 13, 1950, which deals with war, democracy and liberty in Korea.