New President To Redefine Democracy-Spreading

 The war in Iraq may have turned Americans off from the idea of spreading democracy around the world, but don’t write off the freedom agenda just yet. Both presidential candidates have shown some interest in promoting democratic values and there are plenty of others making the case.

James Traub, a New York Times Magazine contributor, released a book called The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did). Speaking at the Brookings Institution this week, Traub said he is worried that Americans don’t believe any more in a value-driven foreign policy.

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