Failed democracies

Published: Wednesday, 05/26/2004 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 02/27/2014 7:35 pm EST

Recently world attention has been focused on the phenomenon of so-called failed states. But apart from nuclear war or HIV/AIDS, the most urgent global threat is not failed states. It is the failure of democracy in the Muslim world, in Latin America, in Eastern Europe and in sub-Saharan Africa.

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