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Fareed Zakaria discussed his latest book, The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad
Event Date: April 16, 2003

Fareed Zakaria, whom Esquire Magazine calls "the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation" discussed his latest book, "The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad," (W.W. Norton & Company, 2003), at the Library of Congress on April 16, 2003.

In "The Future of Freedom" Zakaria attempts to provide the historical and philosophical context for what is becoming America’s great debate: "Can we spread democracy to countries like Iraq? Should we?" He provides the historical and philosophical context for this controversial issue and arrives at the provocative conclusion that the spread of democracy does not always produce a corresponding growth of liberty.

Born in India and educated at Yale and Harvard universities, Zakaria became managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a leading journal of international politics and economics, in 1992 at the age of 28. In 2001, he became editor of Newsweek International. He writes a regular column that appears in the national edition of Newsweek, Newsweek International, and The Washington Post, making it one of the most widely circulated columns of its kind in the world. His book "From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America’s World Role," (1998), a provocative examination of America’s role on the world stage, has been translated into several languages.

Recently, Zakaria joined the ABC television show "This Week," where he offers political analysis and serves as a regular member of the roundtable.

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