لدعم الديمقراطية في الوطن
ساينس مونيتور- 16/5/2007
إن العملية الديمقراطية بطيئة
جداً في الوطن العربي ولكن نشر
الحرية و الليبرالية قد تكون
عملية مثمرة أكثر
struggle to advance democracy in the Arab world
progress is slow. Promoting liberty and freedom may be
another ambition of the president was to spread
democracy in the
a speech on the occasion of his second inauguration,
President Bush declared, "There is only one force
of history that can break the reign of hatred and
resentment … and that is the force of human
freedom." He pledged that the
Bush was joined in this campaign by
Mr. Blair has announced his departure from office June
27, and Bush is on the downward glide path that besets
stands the drive for democracy in the
of Bush say
of the president argue that while
truth probably lies somewhere between these two
of democracy of the Jeffersonian character is unlikely.
Where reform is budding, the outcome may be freer
structures of representational government, but not
necessarily patterned upon those of the
outsiders can encourage and support, indigenous peoples
must take the initiative in the movement toward freedom.
In his second inaugural address, Bush recognized this
when he said, "
need patience as courageous Muslim reformers sometimes
encounter setbacks. Democracy requires not only
elections but the structures that support and strengthen
it. Along with elections – perhaps even prior to them
– must come freedom of the press, an independent
judiciary, and protection for minorities and women.
the Arab nations of Islam make limited progress, three
large non-Arab Islamic countries –
can Islam and democracy co-exist? The answer seems to be
yes, but with various modifications. Perhaps those of us
who hope for change should talk less about
"democracy" and more about "freedom"
and "liberty," which have universal resonance.
John Hughes, a former editor of the Monitor, is a
professor of communications at
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