ILL WINDS: SAVING DEMOCRACY FROM RUSSIAN RAGE, CHINESE AMBITION, AND AMERICAN COMPLACENCY
Ill Winds' core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian swell could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the twenty-first century into a dark time of despotism. We are at a hinge in history, between a new era of tyranny and an age of democratic renewal. Free governments can defend their values; free citizens can exercise their rights. We can make the internet safe for liberal democracy, exploit the soft, kleptocratic underbelly of dictatorships, and revive America's degraded democracy. Ill Winds offers concrete, deeply informed suggestions to fight polarization, reduce the influence of money in politics, and make every vote count. In 2019, freedom's last line of defense still remains "We the people."
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Stanford launch of Larry Diamond's "Ill Winds"
Excerpted from ILL WINDS -INTRODUCTION: THE CRISIS
BROWSE SELECTED VIDEOS
State of Democracy; Early Career
Personal Vietnam Protest
Individuals Can Make Changes Towards Democracy
Third Wave of Democracy
End of Liberal World Order
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WSJ: The Global Crisis of Democracy
IN THE MEDIA
How the Freedom Agenda Fell Apart
Larry Diamond on the uncertain future of democracy
An Existential Moment for Democracy?
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