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The Ebb and Flow of Global Liberty

There is no way around it: America's efforts to promote freedom in the world and protect her own security from Islamic extremism are ultimately dependent on success in Iraq.

By 6.2.07

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This essay is the ninth in a ten-part series being published in successive issues of The American Spectator under the general title, "The Pursuit of Liberty: Can the Ideals That Made America Great Provide a Model for the World?"

(Also in The American Spectator's Pursuit of Liberty series: Daniel Johnson's "Storks Are Landing," Fouad Ajami's "Liberty for Strangers," Natan Sharansky and Rod Dermer's "The Case for Freedom," and Victor Davis Hanson's "Armies for Democracy -- Past, Present, and Future." To read the first five essays in the series, please click here.)

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Michael Novak is the George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute. He wishes to express his indebtedness to his sister, Mary Ann Novak, for her tireless researches, which have uncovered many heretofore unknown facts.