Democracy spread to more than half the world’s countries during the 20th century, but U.S. democracy promotion efforts have not succeeded in Iraq, Afghanistan, or the Arab countries of the Middle East. A foreign policy expert describes the evolution of modern democracy and the conditions needed for it to take root.


  • Michael Mandelbaum Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and author of ten previous books, including "The Ideas that Conquered the World" and "The Case For Goliath."

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