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Saving Liberal Arts

From The Wall Street Journal, The Suicide of The Liberal Arts by John Agresto. excerpt: Liberal arts has not been killed by parental or student philistinism, or the cupidity of today’s educational institutions whose excessive costs have made the liberal…

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Is Democracy Worth Promoting in the Middle East?

John Agresto writes Was Promoting Democracy a Mistake in the 12/12 issue of Commentary. Excerpts: Sadly, trying to promote democracy in a nation that is strongly sectarian, intolerant of difference, and skeptical of the equality that gives dignity and freedom to all…

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Culture Determines Politics

John Agresto writes Was Promoting Democracy a Mistake in the 12/12 issue of Commentary. Excerpts: Democracy, we need to understand, is rule by the people. Democracy more than any other government takes on the character of its people. But if the people…

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A Democracy is Difficult

John Agresto writes Was Promoting Democracy a Mistake in the 12/12 issue of Commentary. Excerpts: So what led me to rethink the view that the coming of democracy to Iraq, and subsequently to the whole Middle East and beyond, would…

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