Anne includes in her summary this powerful statement from Natan Sharansky:
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Natan Sharansky: “Democracy is on the march, but dictatorships are also on the march. There must be mutual reinforcement between the leader of the free world and dissidents. The most dangerous thing for a dissident is to be ignored; only the solidarity of the world makes it possible for dissidents to continue their struggle. Today there are dissidents in many different contexts but the underlying battle is the same — freedom versus fear. We improve our influence by uniting as dissidents against totalitarians regimes.”
Yet, as Anne pointed out, the elephant in the democracy hall is a regime that is about to build nukes.
Anne Bayefsky takes a critical look at the democracy situation and the building threats.
Read it all HERE.
Previously from Prague:
Prague Blogging- 2007 Democracy & Security Conference
Blogging From the Communist Parliament Building
A Night Out With Jose Maria Aznar, Vaclav Haval & Natan Sharansky
Senator Joe Lieberman Gets Personal in Prague
Democracy & Security: Has Democracy Reached an Impasse?
Democracy & Security: Does Democratization Mean Security?
Bush Rocks the Czernin Palace At Prague Democracy Conference
Garri Kasparov Joins Democracy Leaders at Press Gathering
Democracy & Security: Day 2- Dissident Row
Richard Perle Talks On Bush Freedom Agenda (Video)
Former Official Discloses Islamist Infiltration of Bolivia (Video)
Iraqi Warrior Zainab Al-Suwaij Speaks on Mideast Human Rights
Plane Blogging With EYEontheUN’s Professor Anne Bayefsky