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Model Government

May 2024
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I really enjoy reading American Heritage and have passed on the September 1992 article about the two-party system ("The Lives of the Parties") to a few of my high-level Beninese contacts, including Benin’s President Nicéphore Soglo. This is a struggling new democracy that looks to both the United States and France for guidance in creating and strengthening the institutions required to support a democratic form of government. It has come a long way from the Marxist-Leninist dictatorship that brought economic ruin and untold human-rights abuses. Hence, 1 look forward to passing on other such articles that mirror America’s experiences. What better model than our country, which developed and managed the world’s longest uninterrupted government based on the two-party system.

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