Tag: Reagan’s Westminster Address and Democracy 35 Years Later

Defending Western civilization without advancing democracy?


When President Trump spoke of the need to defend Western civilization in Poland last week, many saw an effort by him and some of his top White House advisers to redefine the… Read more »

35 years after Reagan’s Westminster Address: Reclaiming American Realism?


Advancing U.S. interests take should precedence over defending the “liberal international order” and the U.S. should not use its “national strength to uphold a fictive international community”, according to foreign… Read more »

Time to take idea of the West back from the populists


The very populists who happily speak in the name of the West have proven to be the most immediate threat to Western political principles, a threat from within, notes Michael Kimmage, a… Read more »

Prospects for democratic renewal 35 years after Reagan’s Westminster Address


Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright turned president in Czechoslovakia, had a unique ability to find hope in the bleakest of situations, notes Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for… Read more »