Robert Kagan discusses The Return of History: American Leadership and Our Role in the World as a part of American Foreign Policy: Leadership and Dialogue during the 2008 Chautauqua Institution morning lecture series.
Robert Kagan is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment. He served in the State Department from 1984 to 1988 as a member of the Policy Planning Staff, as principal speechwriter for Secretary of State George P. Shultz, and as deputy for policy in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs.
Dr. Robert Kagan insists that democracy is not a universal idea and urges the U.S. and other democracies to recognize that autocracies and democracies have divergent, but not always conflicting, ideas.
Although he makes good points on creating a league of democracies, how to handle Venezuela; he is out of whack on Turkey joining the EU as they are not European. Why doesn't Kagan (USA)accept them? Because they aren't American!