Roger L. Simon

TigerHawk's Realpolitik

Although I am more optimistic (or perhaps naive) than he is and still support democracy promotion for idealistic reasons, I found TigerHawk’s argument that we should fight for democracy on a Mafia-like basis (“the enemy of my enemy,” etc.) provocative in the good sense. TH is responding to an article in Foreign Affairs which has a more jaundiced outlook.