Passports! Get Your Red Hot European Passports! – The American Interest.
True, Malta’s willingness to sell passports for a tidy sum comes as a “reminder that the world we live in today isn’t the democratic and liberal utopia that we sometimes like to think it is —and it won’t be until it’s as easy for an 18 year old Turk to bum around the US for a summer as it is for US college kids to see Istanbul over the break.” This is exactly why democracy promotion outside the geographic confines of the West is important, this is exactly why those who label it as a form of an illegal intervention in other peoples’ affairs are wrong, and this is exactly why intervention to prevent or stop genocide should not be considered as meddling in other people’s civil wars. Certain types of crises are always global: genocide is one.