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    Larry Diamond on Democratic Recession

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    Larry Diamond on Democratic Recession
    Commonwealth Club - The Commonwealth Club of California
    Larry Diamond discusses the recession of democracy and its role in developing countries. Diamond contends that although more than half of all countries are now democracies, recent efforts to promote democracy around the world have faltered. These stumbles have constituted, Diamond maintains, a very serious threat to freedom.In a bold vision for the future, Diamond explains that the desire for democracy runs deep, even in very poor countries, and proposes that entrenched regimes like Iran and China could become democracies within a generation - The Commonwealth Club of California