ARE DEMOCRACIES REALLY MORE PEACEUL THAN OTHER STATESH-Diplo
is having a superb and thoughtful debate on " Democratic Government and Foreign Policy"
. It is a particularly apt question given the common assumption that " democracies do not go to war against each other " and the increase in democratic states in the last decade.
Skeptics are pointing to Ancient Greece and the relative scarcity of true democratic states until very recently to argue that this Fukuyama-esque maxim is merely wishful thinking.