I wanted to share this information from Jen in a fresh post:


A few highlights:

“Abbas Milani, research fellow and codirector of the Hoover Institution’s Iran Democracy Project, writes that ‘democracy is a gift only a nation can give itself.’”

“In the case of Kenya, the United States and other World Bank–contributing countries, according to Diamond, should have taken aggressive corrective actions when Kenya’s anticorruption czar, John Githongo—appointed as Kenya’s permanent secretary for governance and ethics by Kibaki—was forced into exile after numerous death threats. ‘The World Bank,’ per Diamond, ‘should have been more vigilant to ensure that the monies given were aiding efforts to combat corruption and not to enrich those in power.’”