Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy is not all that democratic
Democracy doesn’t happen by accident,” believes President Joe Biden. “We have to defend it, fight for it, strengthen it, renew it.” His efforts to do that will be on show this week at America’s “Summit for Democracy”, due to take place online on December 9th and 10th. At this meeting a “diverse group of the world’s democracies” will discuss defending against authoritarianism, fighting corruption, and promoting respect for human rights. Next year they will be invited back to report (in person, hopefully) how they have combated those threats. Mr Biden hopes the event can shore up the cause of democracy. Whom has he invited?