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9780312428570

The Freedom Agenda Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312428570

  • ISBN10:

    031242857X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-27
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

Traub, a journalist for "The New York Times Magazine," traces the history of America's democratic evangelizing and describes the rise and fall of the Freedom Agenda during the Bush years.

Author Biography

JAMES TRAUB is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He lives in New York City.

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"The most penetrating look yet at the historical and theoretical basis for democratization."--Gen. Wesley Clark, The Washington Monthly

"A nuanced guide for reaching a complicated, differentiated world. After Bush's certitudes, this is oddly thrilling."--The New York Times

"Traub operates as a scientist, cracking open the notion of democracy to see what it consists of, examining why it works in some places but not in others."--Kirkus Reviews

"Traub's discussion of  'democracy promotion' in foreign policy is more nuanced and more intelligently ambivalent than most recent books on the topic."--Booklist

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