The dividends of democracy are worth the requisite investment4 min read 02 Mar 2022, 10:05 PM IST
It has a subtle but real link with economic development and calls for global attention amid today’s ascent of authoritarianism
During my years as a policymaker in India and at the World Bank, one of the few leaders I met whom I truly came to respect was Madeleine Albright. The former US secretary of state was a master strategist, but behind the strategizing lay empathy and a moral compass. That is why we should take seriously her recent essay on the need for urgent global action to fight authoritarianism, which the all-out invasion of democratic Ukraine by Russia’s autocratic leader, Vladimir Putin, only serves to underscore.
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