George W. Bush on Freedom and Democracy

At the George W. Bush Institute’s summit in New York last fall, the former U.S. President reminded those in attendance the virtues of freedom and democracy.  “Free nations are less likely to threaten and fight each other, and free trade helped make America into a global economic power,” he said.

The remarks were part of a highly publicized speech in which Bush outlined what he sees as global threats to democracy.

We later sat down with Bush at the Global Financial Leadership Conference to ask him more about his remarks, and how he views the prospects for freedom and democracy in 2018.

“My speech in New York was about understanding democracy at home, as well as helping others understand the blessings of a free society,” he told us.

Watch his full response in the video above, and see more of our interview here.

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