Astonishing. What Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times, that is.
One-party autocracy certainly has its drawbacks. But when it is led by a reasonably enlightened group of people … it can also have great advantages. That one party can just impose the politically difficult but critically important policies…
Astonishing, because while there is a lot of popular sentiment for imposing “politically difficult but critically important policies,” few forward thinkers are willing to so publicly commit themselves to admiring repressive regimes in order to make the policy trains run on time.
Friedman makes other notable remarks, which Will Wilkinson ably addresses.