Washington preaches the importance of democratic freedom and civil liberties overseas, offering carrots and sticks for “good governance” in emerging democracies. But how does the U.S. fare when evaluated by the same yardstick? Kojo examines a new study that assesses freedom and transparency in America.


  • Thomas Melia Deputy Executive Director, Freedom House; co-editor "Today's American: How Free?"

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