Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Realism About Democracy

America's leading voice of foreign policy realism "argues that the leaders most likely to lie are precisely those in Western democracies, those whose traditions of democracy perversely push them to mislead the very public that elected them," and notes that "tend to lie to their own citizens more often than they lie to each other" — John J. Mearsheimer’s “Why Leaders Lie”.

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