Surveying the state of global freedom

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December 23, 2010
by Steve Chapman  
Posted in Commentary

"In 1992, after the collapse of the Soviet empire, Francis Fukuyama wrote that 'for a very large part of the world, there is now no ideology with pretensions to universality that is in a position to challenge liberal democracy, and no universal principle of legitimacy other than the sovereignty of the people.' A host of despots, however, has managed just fine without a universal principle. The world is freer and more democratic than it was then. But advances have been stymied by dozens of repressive regimes." (12/23/10)  

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