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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?
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  Natan Sharansky
    Former Minister in the Israeli government, former Russian dissident, and co-author of The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror

Originally Aired: 6/9/2005

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