Anarchy vs. Stability Dictatorships and Chaos Go Hand in Hand

The argument that a stable, autocratic state is better than a failed one has become increasingly fashionable. But it misses the fact that autocracies are ultimately the source of that chaos.
A bullet-riddled portrait of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003

A bullet-riddled portrait of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003

Foto: MANISH SWARUP/ AP