With the removal of not only Saddam Hussein but also Jean-Betrand Aristide, as well as the ongoing civil war against Charles Taylor in Liberia, much has changed in the world of dictators since the first publication of this work less than a year ago. Drawing on his 25 years of extensive diplomatic experience, Ambassador Palmer asks us to embrace a bold vision of a world made safe by democracy. This is the story of the remaining dictators, the strategy and tactics to oust them, and the need to empower the people of every nation to control their own destinies.
Mark Palmer has an extensive record of government service, including four years as ambassador to Hungary, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Soviet Relations, and a speechwriter for three presidents and six secretaries of state, including chief speechwriter for Henry Kissinger. Palmer has founded independent national television stations in six countries. He is the vice chairman of Freedom House, one of the oldest human rights organizations in America. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.