The J Curve

The J Curve

Locate nations on the J Curve -- left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further isolating them. The West's isolation of Kim Jong-il's North Korea gives him the cover he needs to extend his brutal regime (the mistake the U.S. made for a long time with Saddam Hussein and Castro); in Saudi Arabia, western governments should encourage manageable… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 29, 2006)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9780743274722

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 463 KB

Language: English

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