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Paul Wolfowitz

The US deputy secretary of defence, and a leading force in American neoconservatism, challenges Europe to back the spread of democracy and explains why America is not an empire

By Radek Sikorski   December 2004

If a hawk is someone who knows his mind and speaks it clearly, then Paul Wolfowitz, aged 60, is a hawk. But in other respects he fails to conform to the European idea of an American conservative. He has spent most of his career as a forceful promoter of democracy and humanitarian intervention. He sided with the captive nations of the Soviet empire before it was fashionable. Then in Reagan’s state department he pushed the autocrats in Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea towards reform. As the number three in the Pentagon in the HW Bush administration, he helped assemble…

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