The United States portrays itself as the defender of democracy and freedom around the world yet it has sometimes supported corrupt, authoritarian leaders and even helped overthrow democratically elected governments. How well has the US lived up to the rhetoric?
Dr. John J. Tierney Jr, Walter Kohler Professor of International Relations, Institute of World Politics, Washington, DC
Doctor Clare Corbould, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University, Melbourne
Dr James Carafano, Deputy Director, The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC