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As political polarization and rising authoritarianism degrade democratic institutions at home and abroad, what can be done to prevent a global retreat from freedom and usher in an age of renewal? Larry Diamond, a leading scholar who has dedicated his career to fortifying democracy’s future around the world, discusses how strong U.S. global leadership is essential to the defense and advancement of democratic ideals.
Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, is the author of Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency. General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus (moderator) commanded coalition forces during the Surges in both Iraq and Afghanistan and served as director of the CIA. He is now partner in the global investment firm KKR and chairman of the KKR Global Institute.
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