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President Joe Biden prepares to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base President Joe Biden prepares to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., June 9, 2021 (AP photo by Patrick Semansky).

Democracies Bear Some Blame for Democracy’s Global Erosion

Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

Editor’s Note: Guest columnist Mel Pavlik is filling in for Candace Rondeaux.

The week before Sudan’s military leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, arrested his country’s prime minister and seized power in a coup d’etat, U.S. President Joe Biden finalized the invitation list for his upcoming Summit for Democracy. The summit, claimed administration officials, aimed to counterbalance powerful autocracies such as Russia and China, and “galvanize democratic renewal worldwide.”  ...

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