Democracy has not spread the way we’d like


When the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991, there was the theory that democracy would spread like wildfire. We have seen strongmen like Vladimir Putin take over. There's President Xi in China and Kim Jong Un in North Korea. So what happened? Rice's Ric Stoll tells KTRH switching is not that simple and gives an example.

“If the leader of North Korea decided to leave, it would not be a simple transition for the people of North Korea to say they should have a democracy,” Stoll explained.

So what do you do to turn things around and help countries that want to become democracies?

“They need help making this transition, and some countries haven’t been able to get that help,” he stated, adding that we would need to send people to those countries to show them how we do it.


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