How, then, to spread democracy successfully? Obviously, by forgetting all of the ‘democracy’ nonsense:
The bottom line is that if the U.S. is going to promote democracy, it has to get better at it. It is irresponsible and immoral to promote democracy if it is likely to lead to anarchy, no matter how pure initial intentions were. And if the U.S. wants to get better at promoting democracy, a good place to start would be by promoting forward-thinking authoritarian leaders who base their legitimacy on economic growth and integration into the global economy.
My progressive friends — who are usually screaming spit-flecked collectivist agitprop at me — are now posting only cats. What does it mean?
There is a reason that many Americans and Europeans remember Mandela’s campaign against Apartheid better than black South Africans do. They are more likely to still be among the living.