International Affairs

Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security

John Kampfner

About the Program

John Kampfner argues that over the past twenty years several countries have decided to trade freedom and liberty in exchange for economic prosperity.  He says that this trend challenges the idea that capitalism and democracy are positively linked.  Mr. Kampfner spoke at the Carnegie Council in New York City. 

About the Authors

John Kampfner

John Kampfner was editor of the New Statesman from 2005 to 2008.  Prior to that he was a political correspondent and commentator for the Financial Times and the BBC.  Mr. Kampfner's books include "Blair's Wars" and "Robin Cook."  For more on Mr. Kampfner and his work, visit: jkampfner.net.   


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Freedom for Sale: Why the World Is Trading Democracy for Security

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