Larry Diamond On Fostering Democratic Institutions Amid a Global Authoritarian Trend

from  KQED’s Forum

Jun 12, 2019

Political scientist and global democracy expert Larry Diamond says the world is in a recession of democracy: "Liberal democracies are becoming more intolerant. Illiberal democracies are electing authoritarian personalities... authoritarian regimes that once coexisted with pockets of opposition no longer see the need to bother." His new book "Ill Winds" warns that the U.S.'s role as an international champion of liberal democracy is needed now more than ever to counteract Russia and China's increa...more

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