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Biden is promising what he can’t deliver at democracy summit

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03.12.2021

The Biden administration has rolled out the red carpet for invitees to his administration’s ‘democracy summit’ from 100-plus countries, declaring that “democracy doesn’t happen by accident” and unleashing a string of similar calls to “defend it, fight for it, strengthen it, renew it.”

While it’s not clear if any of this has actually taken place – democracy isn’t looking so hot these days – Biden has certainly been stuck in red-white-and-blue booster mode since taking office in January, reminding the world that “America is back!” with the single-minded glee of a broken pull toy.

Among those invited to fill Uncle Sam’s dance card is Taiwan – a slap in the face to China, which has recalled the ambassador of Lithuania over Taiwan’s recently-opened representative office in Vilnius. Beijing insists such offices be designated Taipei Representative Offices rather than Taiwan offices.

Biden seems to take no end of delight in poking the hornet’s nest, eagerly goading both nations to escalate tensions further. Biden has even bribed Lithuania with........

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