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Ryan Blethen discusses the press, media and democracy. Daily Democracy is part of the Democracy Papers, a series of articles, essays and editorial opinion examining threats to our freedoms of speech and the press.

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March 3, 2008 3:36 PM

Democracy's future

Posted by Ryan Blethen

The Atlantic polled a number of foreign policy experts about the future of democracy around the world. The results can be found here.

I am a bit pessimistic about the near term prospects for democracy around the world. Governments, including ours, really like to be in control. Any thoughts? Are we about to witness a blooming of democracy? Or is democracy a shredded mess waiting to join communism in the dust pan?

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