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October 1993, Volume 4, Issue 4

Leopold Labedz (1920-1993)

  A memorial service was held on June 15 in Washington, D.C., to pay tribute to Leopold Labedz, who died on March 22 in London. A founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, Labedz served as editor of the British journal Survey from 1962 to 1989. Speakers at the service, who extolled Labedz’s lifelong…

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?