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Topic - Miliband
Nearly 227 years after the British defeat in the American Revolution, a British official came to Washington this week and declared that one of the leading American patriots who served as the second president of the United States was wrong about, of all things, democracy.
"When a country like Afghanistan, without an election for 30 years, can inspire 8 million people - 70 percent of the electorate - to vote, when countries like Indonesia and Turkey are finding their own ways of marrying democracy and Islam, I believe it is right to assert the universality of democratic values," Mr. Miliband said.
Afghanistan remains threatened by Taliban terrorists, while Pakistan, he said, "spent 60 years oscillating between military dictatorship and elected civilian government."