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Here are some previous Think Tank programs that may be of interest.

The Future of Freedom  (aired 9/29/2005)
In politics, the words Democracy and Freedom are often used interchangeably. But do elections insure liberty? Can too much democracy lead instead to confusion and chaos?

Democracy Unleashed, Part Two  (aired 6/16/2005)
President George W. Bush maintains that promoting freedom and democracy around the world is the focus of his presidency. He believes it is not only right, but it will also help to reduce terrorism. Today’s guest, a former Soviet political prisoner, agrees, particularly in the Middle East, but has some problems with what America is doing. While democracy has revolutionized many nations across the globe, is it the universal medicine for everyone? And are we doing it right in the Middle East?

Democracy Unleashed, Part One  (aired 6/9/2005)
President George W Bush maintains that promoting freedom and democracy around the world is the focus of his presidency. He believes it is not only right, but it will also help to reduce terrorism. Today’s guest, a former Soviet political prisoner, agrees, particularly in the Middle East, but has some problems with what America is doing. While democracy has revolutionized many nations across the globe, is it the universal medicine for everyone? And are we doing it right in the Middle East?

Too Much Democracy? Part II  (aired 5/1/2003)
In the rhetoric of diplomacy, Democracy and Freedom are often used interchangeably, but do elections insure liberty? In fact is there such a thing as too much democracy? Does Democratization mean Americanization? Those questions have never been more timely.

Too Much Democracy? Part I  (aired 4/24/2003)
In the rhetoric of diplomacy, Democracy and Freedom are often used interchangeably, but do elections insure liberty? In fact is there such a thing as too much democracy? Does Democratization mean Americanization? Those questions have never been more timely.


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