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Freedom Betrayed: How America led a Global Democratic Revolution, Won the Cold War and Walked Away 1st Edition

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In Freedom Betrayed, Michael Ledeen weaves together key moments in the fall of communism with the skill of a born storyteller. His insider's knowledge of the interplay of complex personalities and Byzantine strategies makes a compelling narrative - a narrative enlivened by his wit and flair for the dramatic. He observes that just when democracy seemed everywhere triumphant - with the fall of antidemocratic regimes in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa - our leaders failed those fledgling democracies, first by misunderstanding the monumental achievement of that triumph and second by not providing the political, legal, and entrepreneurial know-how and support the new democrats so desperately needed.

About the Author

Michael A. Ledeen, a noted political analyst and highly knowledgeable about the Near East, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprises Institute. He is the author of "Machiavelli on Modern Leadership" and "Tocqueville on American Character," A contributer to "The Wall Street Journal," he lives and works in Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Aei Press; 1st edition (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0844739928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0844739922
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,539,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr Michael Ledeen tells the story of how America led a democratic revolution. Then we elected 2 stupid Presidents that did not capitalize on this revolution andnow we have a nasty world.
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Despite all of the detractors on the left. The Reagan revolution helped the world overcome the final vestiges of the cold war and began to come together. In spite of this, ALL of his sucessors have neglected to capitalize and continue a realistic and steady march toward the center and a liberalization of thier governments and economies. Countries that are larger more entrenched and there fore a harder sell are now coherent democracies, where those that should have been easy to achieve are quickly coming to the lists of failing or failed states. Bill Clinton did much good to help world peace, however him and his predecessor George and sucessor George Jr seemed to have forgotten the need to develop in the third world, in order to continue keep the world peaceful. Contentment brings peace, education brings peace. This book brought me education. More liberals and conservatives should read this book and then write thier congress people.
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