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Summer 1990, Volume 1, Issue 3

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: the statement of Chai Lin, a leader of the Beijing University Independent Student Union; Cameroon Bar Association president Bernard A. Muna’s speech on behalf of detained political activists; the final document of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe’s session.

Fall 1991, Volume 2, Issue 4

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from: speeches and declarations issued in the course of the failed USSR coup; speeches presented at the First Ibero-American Summit; Charter 91, signed by more than 100 Iraqi expatriates.


April 2021, Volume 32, Issue 2

Why the Future Is Democratic

The swelling pessimism about democracy’s future is unwarranted. Values focused on human freedom are spreading throughout the world, and suggest that the future of self-government is actually quite bright.


January 2021, Volume 32, Issue 1

The Arab Spring at 10: Kings or People?

A decade ago, Arab peoples stood up and sought to replace their rulers with a more democratic political project. But Arab autocrats have a project of their own. Can the people gain ground in the struggle for self-government, or will their rulers bear it away?