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Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom /

by Rice, Condoleezza [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First Edition.Description: viii, 486 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781455540181; 1455540188.Subject(s): Rice, Condoleezza, 1954- | Rice, Condoleezza, 1954- | Since 1989 | Democracy -- History | Democratization | Democratization -- Government policy -- United States | World politics -- 1989- | Cabinet officers -- United States -- Biography | Cabinet officers | Democracy | Democratization | Democratization -- Government policy | Diplomatic relations | World politics | United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009 | United States | Autobiographies | Autobiographies | Biography | History
Contents:
Prologue -- Introduction: Is democracy in retreat? -- The American experience -- Russia and the weight of history -- Martial law and the origins of Polish democracy -- Ukraine: "a made up country"? -- Kenya: "Save our beloved country" -- Colombia: the era of democratic security -- The Middle East: can democracy exist in a cauldron? Iraq: when tyrants fall ; Egypt and Tunisia: when old men fail ; Arab monarchies: will they reform? -- Are authoritarians so bad? -- What democracy must deliver -- "Democracy is the worst... except for all the others" -- Epilogue: they will look to America -- 2016
Summary: "From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans. In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective."--
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Non-Fiction Non-Fiction New Shelf 321.8 RIC (Browse shelf) Checked out 09/29/2017
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-466) and index

Prologue -- Introduction: Is democracy in retreat? -- The American experience -- Russia and the weight of history -- Martial law and the origins of Polish democracy -- Ukraine: "a made up country"? -- Kenya: "Save our beloved country" -- Colombia: the era of democratic security -- The Middle East: can democracy exist in a cauldron? Iraq: when tyrants fall ; Egypt and Tunisia: when old men fail ; Arab monarchies: will they reform? -- Are authoritarians so bad? -- What democracy must deliver -- "Democracy is the worst... except for all the others" -- Epilogue: they will look to America -- 2016

"From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom. From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history. As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans. In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy. At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective."--

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