Seven new ideas for a democratic Iraq.

The best new ideas for rebuilding a nation.
April 25 2003 10:47 AM

Democracy—Faster, Better, Smarter

The seven best new ideas for introducing representative government to Iraq.

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These seven ideas, even if executed promptly and perfectly, wouldn't bring a darling liberal democracy to Iraq. As recent history of, well, just about everywhere, has taught that you can't build a thriving democratic state without law and order and a vigorous civil society: the nongovernmental associations, business groups, religious organizations, clubs, and social networks that knit a nation together. The next two pieces in this series will search for progress in those two areas.

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