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The Tragic Flaw of Progressivism

From Fareed Zakaria in Foreign Affairs from 1997,  The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: (this may require registration to read the whole article which I encourage. ) John Stuart Mill opened his classic On Liberty by noting that as countries became…

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Making Democracy Safe for the World

From Fareed Zakaria in Foreign Affairs from 1997,  The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: (this may require registration to read the whole article which I encourage. ) Illiberal democracies gain legitimacy, and thus strength, from the fact that they are reasonably…

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The Undemocratic United States

From Fareed Zakaria in Foreign Affairs from 1997,  The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: (this may require registration to read the whole article which I encourage. ) It is odd that the United States is so often the advocate of elections…

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The Problem with the Benevolent Dictator

From Fareed Zakaria in Foreign Affairs from 1997,  The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: (this may require registration to read the whole article which I encourage. ) Finally, and perhaps more important, power accumulated to do good can be used subsequently…

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The Impartial Judge

From Fareed Zakaria in Foreign Affairs from 1997,  The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: (this may require registration to read the whole article which I encourage. ) Since 1945 Western governments have, for the most part, embodied both democracy and constitutional…

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Zakaria on Illiberal Democracy

An excellent summary of the difference between constitutional liberalism and democracy.

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Gun Violence, Race, and Culture

Do we really want to have an honest debate about race? Henry Percy exposes this question with Fareed Zakaria in ‘Gun Violence in America Is Off the Chart’ in American Thinker, 1/14/13. excerpt Shortly after being sworn in as Attorney General, Eric Holder told an…

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The Ultimate Freedom

One of the recurring themes in this blog is how some of the best and the brightest can still get it wrong; how even in the face of irrefutable evidence the highly intelligent can still reach the wrong conclusion.  Even…

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The Shamelessness of Moral Supremacists

In short, our top pundits, our political elites, our very president all believe that they can blast the unfairness of high capitalism while doing everything in their power to enjoy its dividends — and demand an ethical standard from others…

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Muslim Diversity

I have to confess that much of the rhetoric from the right on Muslims in America has crossed a line that I find uncomfortable.  Much of this is centered around the controversies of the mosque proposed a few blocks away…

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Paralyzed in Cash

I have been a fan of Fareed Zakaria,l read and enjoyed his Post American World, and I like the depth of his interviews on the TV show GPS. His recent article in Newsweek (“Obama’s CEO Problem”- 7/12/20101 print edition), however,…

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The Content of Health Reform Matters More than the Ideological Labels

I am a fan of Fareed Zakaria and his CNN show “GPS”.  Today (April 4, 2010)  he had Tom Friedman (The World is Flat).  While I disagree with much  of Freidman, Zakaria allows different ideas to surface without the rudeness…

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Killing the Wealth Machine

Fareed Zakaria’s first idea towards  “Defusing the Debt Crisis”  in the March 8 Newsweek was to institute a value added tax.  While I supported his other two ideas (see previous two posts), I am at best uncertain on a value…

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Controlling Entitlements

It will be a bitter pill for many, but it is inevitable.

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End the Market Distorting Subsidies

In the March 8th Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria proposes three solutions to the debt crisis in “Defusing the Debt Bomb.” His second proposal was to “end the massive , distorting subsidies for homeownership, healthcare, and agriculture.”  I agree with him.…

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