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  • Title: Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom
  • Author: Condoleezza Rice
  • ISBN: 9781478964582
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Audio CD

  • Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom By Condoleezza Rice From the former Secretary of State and bestselling author a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history As a chFrom the former Secretary of State and bestselling author a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.From the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union to the ongoing struggle for human rights in the Middle East, Condoleezza Rice has served on the front lines of history As a child, she was an eyewitness to a third awakening of freedom, when her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, became the epicenter of the civil rights movement for black Americans.In this book, Rice explains what these epochal events teach us about democracy At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen, in order to put democracy s challenges into perspective.When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self government in the world Today than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily Using America s long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East She finds that no transitions to democracy are the same because every country starts in a different place Pathways diverge and sometimes circle backward Time frames for success vary dramatically, and countries often suffer false starts before getting it right But, Rice argues, that does not mean they should not try While the ideal conditions for democracy are well known in academia, they never exist in the real world The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones.These same insights apply in overcoming the challenges faced by governments today The pursuit of democracy is a continuing struggle shared by people around the world, whether they are opposing authoritarian regimes, establishing new democratic institutions, or reforming mature democracies to better live up to their ideals The work of securing it is never finished.
    Condoleezza Rice
    Condoleezza Rice is the 66th United States Secretary of State, and the second in the administration of President George W Bush to hold the office Rice is the first black woman, second African American after her predecessor Colin Powell, who served from 2001 to 2005 , and the second woman after Madeleine Albright, who served from 1997 to 2001 in the Clinton Administration to serve as Secretary of State Rice was President Bush s National Security Advisor during his first term Before joining the Bush administration, she was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999 During the administration of George H.W Bush, Rice served as the Soviet and East European Affairs Advisor during the dissolution of the Soviet Union and German reunification.When beginning as Secretary of State, Rice pioneered a policy of Transformational Diplomacy, with a focus on democracy in the greater Middle East Her emphasis on supporting democratically elected governments faced challenges as Hamas captured a popular majority in Palestine yet supported Islamist terror, and influential countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt maintained authoritarian systems with US support She chairs the Millennium Challenge Corporation s board of directors.In addition to English, she speaks, with varying degrees of fluency, Russian, German, French, and Spanish.

    Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom By Condoleezza Rice

    Commentaires:

    Jean Poulos
    This book is Condoleezza Rice s attempt to inform the reader about the idea of democracy promotion as a key goal for United States foreign policy Rice states that the United States engaged in a policy of global engagement and the global extension of democracy She states Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Obama worked within this overall framework She has concerns about President Trump s America First policy Rice was the first black female Secretary of State and the second female Secretary of State. [...]

    Bentley
    Let me try to sum it up this way Written by a brilliant scholar, extremely informative, historically accurate and dry as dust in many spots Rice focuses on the challenges for democracies especially younger ones There were some brilliant parts which are apropos for today where she discusses populist governments what demographics vote for them and why as well as the dangers found within She was spot on about the election of Trump and why although she has been very circumspect once he got elected e [...]

    Jim Keough
    One of the most informative and interesting books I have ever read It is like taking a class from a top level professor This woman should be President.

    Alona Shoemaker
    Condi for President

    Lucretia
    Hearing the author discuss the book in an interview made me want to read her work Her understanding of the world is based on her experiences in a number of roles and spans decades Although she s a professor, this book surely doesn t read like a text but it is just loaded with details and concepts that left me absolutely in awe She knew and knows personally so many world leaders and and understands their personal idiosyncrasies as well as those of the countries they represented Her authority is u [...]

    Shana Yates
    A very thoughtful book from former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice Rice uses her own personal experiences in a number of countries including the United States to discuss the factors at play in successful democracies and highlighting the difficulty of creating and maintaining democracies From her childhood in the Jim Crow south all the way to the populist world elections of 2016, she explores the dangers to democracy and the tenant that it is something that should be encouraged and fought fo [...]

    Anita Pomerantz
    This book strikes you as one that you might read in a history class on the evolution of democracy Meaning it is a tad dry On the flip side, it is a wonderful synopsis of how democracy emerges in the real world Hint It s pretty messy It also illustrates how the U.S has helped paved the way and how well the efforts to support democracy has worked Ms Rice goes country by country, including Iraq, Russia, Poland, and Columbia, and it s fascinating to read about the different challenges each country f [...]

    Mike Bushman
    Democracies, and the liberties they protect, are extremely fragile Condoleezza Rice surveys the struggles of nations and regions to turn to democracy and provide the liberties that make democracies sustainable through turbulent times While not explicitly focused on the United States, its lessons for maintaining our democracy are as timely as ever and easy to glean from her writing The United States has passed the midpoint longevity for empires and world superpowers One of many critical lessons W [...]

    Mary Beth
    Democracy is imperfect at the beginning and will remain so But men and women still crave it It alone affords human beings the dignity that comes when those who would govern them have to ask for their consent.

    David Steele
    The Puritan, John Winthrop spoke of America as the city on a hill as he gazed upon the shores of his new home from the confines of his ship, theArbella President Ronald Reagan inspired freedom lovers around the world as he too spoke in glowing terms of this city on a hill Winthrop and Reagan captured the very heartbeat of every human being with that phrase as they echoed the cry for freedom a freedom which is made possible by democracy.Former Secretary of State, Dr Condoleeza Rice paints a beaut [...]

    Roxanne Russell
    The book gave me the abridged education on contemporary political history that I ve been looking for This education itself makes the book worth reading, but my guilty pleasure was glimpsing Rice s personality she s than a little snarky Rice, both an academic and a practitioner at the highest levels, explains democracy, not as an abstract social construct but as a complex, logistical endeavor Her orderly approach to exposition works well she applies a consistent analytical framework across diver [...]

    Tom
    Very good discussion of how democracies may come about and the conditions that help or hinder the transition from an authoritarian state to a democratic state The value of other institutions is apparent besides a free press, institutions like labor unions, universities, churches democracy is enabled by the existence of strong institutions and destroying or constraining those institutions is something that authoritarian governments do to preserve their status quo.

    Catherine
    OK, I give up I can only find this audio version on I bought the book, and really found it interesting Dr Rice s background goes to show why experts are important in this world No one person can know everything about everything, and Dr Rice knows a s load about democracy and diplomacy I am glad she was once our Secretary of State She s not a swamp dweller, but a truly qualified expert.No matter your political affiliation, I highly recommend reading this book.

    Kathryn
    I don t normally read political books, but I saw it on CNN and have always respected Condoleeza Rice I found this book very compelling and easy to read Some parts might be a review for those who already know all this history or have been paying attention to foreign affairs I found the anecdotes very interesting, though.

    Suzanne
    Stories from the Long Road to Freedom is a good title for this book Democracy not so much accurately it should be Struggles toward Democracy The stories are taken from Condi Rice s own experiences, from her childhood in Alabama to her college years focusing on Russia and politics, and as a member of conservative government in the USA She has had a front row seat to a lot of the late 20th century politics and upheavals and struggles toward freedom, liberty, democratic government, around the worl [...]

    Terri
    This is an in depth and well researched look at the growth and decay of democracy across the world through the eyes of someone who is intimately aware of the details From growing up in the deep South as a black girl during the Civil Rights Movement to studying in Russia and the Eastern Bloc during the waning years of the Cold War to serving as first National Security Advisor and then Secretary of State during the tumultuous times following 9 11, Condoleezza Rice shares insights and gripping stor [...]

    Maria
    I expected to enjoy this book than I did after listening to her excellent memoir, but it was still very good Weaving together fairly straighforward histories of the development of democracy during her years of involvement with her personal experience, she highlights themes of the need for strong institutions and a well developed civil society.

    Mark Mears
    Condolezza Rice provides an analysis of the modern struggle for Democracy with great depth and compassion Definitely worth the time.

    Susan
    I won this book through Really enjoyed So interesting and informative Loved it.

    Amber
    I received a copy of this book through First Reads program This book was a very readable discussion of democracy s successes, challenges, and failures throughout different eras, regions and countries This isn t an in depth examination of any one particular country, but a good overview of democracy and the world political stage as a whole, and may serve as a catalyst for inquiring minds to read on specific countries and moments in history I wasn t certain how I the book would read, it is layman [...]

    Ryan
    Overall this was an enjoyable book and I would recommend it to anyone who would like a broad look into the opinions of an important diplomat and political figure It cannot be argued that Condoleezza Rice is of the utmost intelligence and played an important role in historical events of the first part of the 21st century Given her intelligence and background, growing up in segregated Birmingham at the height of the Jim Crow era, she understands both the limits and promises of democracy.In this wo [...]

    Emily
    Even as the Constitution has been used to overcome the legacy of inequality, the arguments have gotten louder and complicated about its proper purposes, none so than those about affirmative action It is a prime example of how the country has tried to balance competing principles in the pursuit of racial equality The idea was rather simple at its inception Years of legal segregation and societal prejudice had led to an imbalace in the opportunities available to American minorities When the poli [...]

    Debbie Morrison
    Democracy Stories from the Long Road to Freedom is enlightening it provides a window into the complexity of countries making their way towards democratic governance with Rice sharing her experiences as Secretary of State under George W Bush s presidency Those of us living in full democracies may take it for granted, apparent after reading of the struggles countries and their people experience when transitioning to democratic governance There are a multitude of factors that affect the process rel [...]

    Jenny
    Condoleezza Rice provides a clear eyed and thoughtful look at the spread of democracy around the world She also covers the limits and shortfalls of our country s attempt at democracy I especially enjoyed her sharing her front row seat to the fall of the Soviet Union she was a Soviet expert for Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush Her personal experiences in the Middle East during her tenure as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State were very fascinating if somewhat painful given how fresh [...]

    Carmel Chapline
    Grounded in a sweeping historical perspective, and illuminated by years of study, experience, and participation in international affairs, Secretary Rice makes the argument for understanding democratic government as that which all peoples of all nations seek, but not all are prepared to step forward into when the window opens Every road is different, but there are some factors that can make the journey easier, harder, or darned near impossible Still, the journey doesn t end, only detours Other wi [...]

    Tawney
    I received this book compliments of Twelve through the First Reads program.Condoleeza Rice gives us her thoughts on what it takes to create a democracy and sustain it There are aspects she believes are necessary and the formation of the United States government is used as an illustration of forming a workable democracy Each country forming a new government begins from a unique starting point, but can be placed into broad categories The collapse of a totalitarian regime is a much different enviro [...]

    Eddie Amador
    Current and well structured A must read for anyone with an interest in democracy promotion, foreign policy, or international relations I highly recommend.

    Lee Humphrey
    Condoleeza Rice is not only impressively talented, intellectual and academic but a breath of fresh air in understanding the foiables and greatness of US democracy, and its own struggle with race and racism She frankly and freely talks about her ancestors, some of whom were slaves and slave owners, who she thanks for their perservance in the shackles of this most brutal of institutions She says a prayer to them and moves on to reading the Constitution p26 27 She quotes James Madison, I never expe [...]

    Brandon Shultz
    A great review of cultural and political history as well as democratic development She discusses the often overlooked and less studied democratic developments or lack thereof in countries like Poland and throughout Africa and the Middle East She weaves in current developments to leave the reader with a hope for the future and an open mind to solve the modern problems the world democracies face.

    Bill Meyer
    Inspiring stories of the difficult, often perilous and even sometimes failed path to democracy The stories are all the passionate when read by Ms Rice.

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