Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Worst Evil in the World

The worst tyranny in the world is still better than the evil of no order whatsoever.

Peacebang blogs about the evil chaos in the eastern Congo—the collapse of all legitimate authority, violence and sexual depredations beyond imagining. Arguably, the worst evil in the world right now is in the Congo.

Freedom House is an organization that rates governments on how free they allow their citizens to be. They do a better job than anybody else of bearing witness to the evils that governments do. Yet there is a paradox. The truly wretched of the earth often do not live under a repressive government. Instead, they live in failed states, where the 'government' controls only a portion of one city, and where the hinterlands live at the mercy of armed gangs.

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