9 years ago: Stop promoting democracy

9 years ago: Stop promoting democracy May 14, 2013

May 14, 2004, on this blog: Stop promoting democracy

This is what is to be expected when “promoting democracy” is given precedence over promoting the fundamental rights that make real democracy possible.

Establish those rights first and democracy will necessarily, inevitably follow. Attempt to create democracy first and you have Haiti, or Iran, or — God forbid — Rwanda.

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