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Should the United States spread democracy abroad? Is it any of our business? Jacob and Richie dive into the best and worst arguments on either side.

Show Notes:

Worst Pro-Spreading Arguments

Jacob: It worked in Germany and Japan (Availability bias)

Richie: Freedom is the cry of every human heart (False premise)

Worst Anti-Spreading Arguments:

Jacob: Military Industrial Complex, warmongerers (Ad hominem)

Richie: What happens abroad doesn’t affect us (Begs the question)

Best Pro-Spreading Arguments:

Jacob: There has never been war between two democracies

Richie: America is better off in a freer world

Best Anti-Spreading Arguments:

Jacob: State’s duty to its own people

Richie: Forced democracy is antithetical to freedom