Daniel Larison

Posts in category “democracy”

The False “Gospel” of Democracy Promotion

David Brooks laments America’s supposed loss of “faith in universal democracy”: Without …

Posted June 26th, 2014

The Myth of “Emboldening” Authoritarian Regimes

Michael Hirsh asks the wrong question: Is it just a coincidence that …

Posted December 19th, 2013

Attack of the “Literalists”

David Rothkopf rails against “literalists” in foreign policy debate: Recent events in …

Posted July 12th, 2013

Obama’s Careless Rhetoric

Walter Russell Mead thinks Obama misunderstands “what rhetoric is and what it …

Posted July 10th, 2013

Kagan vs. the Emerging Democracies

Martin Indyk and Robert Kagan write: Strengthening the liberal political order will …

Posted January 21st, 2013

Georgian Dream’s Success Is Not a Victory for Moscow

We can always count on The Weekly Standard to provide its own …

Posted October 1st, 2012

The Politics of the So-Called “Arab Winter”

Scoblete flags this odd comment from Alex Altman: If the Arab spring …

Posted September 13th, 2012

Ryan’s Missionary Foreign Policy

Greg Scoblete comments on Paul Ryan’s foreign policy: However, given that Ryan …

Posted August 17th, 2012

Empires and Democracy

This Wall Street Journal interview with Charles Hill is a mess. I’ll …

Posted July 28th, 2012

Ignatieff and the “Libretto of Freedom”

Michael Ignatieff returns to his “libretto of freedom” theme: Our idea that …

Posted July 12th, 2012

Elections and Islamists

So it turns out that Islamists may have a majority in Libya’s …

Posted July 10th, 2012

Challenges to Liberal Democracy

Chrystia Freeland talks to Michael Ignatieff about Russia and China: If Russia …

Posted June 29th, 2012

Democracy and Democratists

Rod wrote this in his comment on Robert Merry’s recent article on …

Posted June 26th, 2012

Democratization and Aggressiveness in Foreign Policy

Greg Scoblete revisits some of Aaron Friedberg’s implausible claims regarding the likely …

Posted June 25th, 2012

Lessons from the Failures of Democracy Promotion and Successful Democratization

Jennifer Rubin asks: It is a moment, as in the Carter administration, …

Posted June 4th, 2012

The Ongoing Failure of U.S. Democracy Promotion in Cuba

Fulton Armstrong details the attacks by U.S.-funded democracy promotion activists on the …

Posted June 2nd, 2012

Rieff on the Disasters of Democracy Promotion

David Rieff laments the disasters that U.S.-led democracy promotion has caused: To …

Posted May 18th, 2012