Freedom vs. Stability Are Dictators Worse than Anarchy?

Although there is always reason to celebrate the toppling of an autocrat, the outcome of the Iraq war and the rise of Islamic State have demonstrated in horrific terms that the alternative can be even worse.
A sign with the face of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a protest in Geneva.

A sign with the face of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at a protest in Geneva.

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