From Tyranny to Freedom

Author
Michael A. Ledeen
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
History reveals that freedom and democracy can grow among peoples liberated from tyrannical regimes. While some would argue such political transformation depends more upon a slow and lengthy process of change than on military intervention, nothing so effectively discredits tyranny as its defeat in war, as the collapse of Nazism and Japanese imperialism so clearly demonstrate.
Topic
International Relations, Foreign Policy, Democratization, Economics
Political Geography
Middle East