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A Forward Strategy of Freedom is Exactly Right

Article by James K. Glassman January 24, 2012 //   1 minute read

This piece by Elliott Abrams, who had the Mideast portfolio in the George W. Bush administration, has it exactly right. The old regimes could not last without reform -- a condition that prevails still for many Arab nations (and a Persian one too). Rather than lament the appeal of Islamism, it's time for America to help to spread and reinforce the ideals of liberal democracy and freedom -- and help build institutions of civil society. That's what we are trying to do at the Bush Institute. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/23/a_forward_strategy_of_freedom This post written by James K. Glassman, Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute.