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On Democracy: Adlai E. Stevenson

DEMOCRACIES IN PERIL

DEMOCRACIES IN PERIL. Hope Turns to Frustration as Wave of Freedom Ebbs. Last of four parts

February 19, 1997

"Democracy cannot be saved by supermen, but only by the unswerving devotion and goodness of millions of little men."

FREEDOM FACTS

% of Population Living Free

The population of the world in 1996 was estimated at 5.7 billion people. Here are the proportions who live in varying degrees of freedom:

Free: 20%

Partly free: 42%

Not free: 38%

\o7 Source: Freedom House\f7

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