Is democracy the answer?
Question: Should we export democracy?
Armitage: Well if I were talking to the next president, I would say first of all that mothers and fathers who founded our revolution were people who believed . . . who founded our nation to partner our revolution were people who believe passionately in the message of that revolution. And the message of that revolution was human rights, human freedoms. That is democracy. And every single post-war president has shared in a vision of a world made more benign and safer by the United States, which is engaged across the board in the protection of human freedoms and human rights. But I think I would use other terms. I would use the term “reform”. I think to the extent reforms are put into place, then that leads to a growing middle class which is a necessity for a democracy to stick. You have to have the institutions to support the framework of democracy. That’s a free press. Those are parties. Those are understanding of the theory and practice of democracy. And you have to have a rule of law. You can’t impose those from the top down. They have to be developed. So I would be talking about reform which leads to democracy, not democracy which leads to reform.
Richard Armitage promotes reform leads to democracy, not the other way around.
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Even when they suffer costs in doing so.
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It has found several bizarre planets outside of our solar system.
- The Kepler program closed down in August, 2018, after nine and a half years of observing the universe.
- Picking up where it left off, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has already found eight planets, three of which scientists are very excited about, and six supernovae.
- In many ways, TESS is already outperforming Kepler, and researchers expect it to find more than 20,000 exoplanets over its lifespan.
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