Why democracy is worth fighting for -- now more than ever

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'Protect your Republic Protest' in Anıtkabir, Ankara, Turkey. 14 April 2007. Selahattin Sönmez, Wikimedia Commons

Is democracy heading toward a depression? CDDRL Director Larry Diamond answers in a recent Foreign Policy piece, assessing the challenges of overcoming a global, decade-long democratic recession. With much of the world losing faith in the model of liberal democracy, Diamond believes the key to setting democracy back on track involves heavy reform in America, serious crackdowns on corruption, and a reassessment of how the West approaches its support for democratic development abroad.