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Sept. 03, 2020

Choose Freedom: Revitalizing American Support For Democracy And Human Rights In The 21st Century


The George W. Bush Institute’s Human Freedom Initiative recently released a call-to-action paper, Choose Freedom, aimed at revitalizing bipartisan consensus on America’s role in the world and freedom, democracy, and human rights as key components of U.S. foreign policy.
As the world experiences its thirteenth consecutive year of democratic regression and human rights abuses continue on every continent, skeptics have raised questions about the future of democracy and human rights around the world. The rise of authoritarian governments, which challenge stable and newer democracies and violate their citizens’ rights, has also prompted debates about the United States’ role in advancing democracy and human rights globally.
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