Archive for May 8th, 2009


On air: Do some countries need dictators?

Pakistan traumaIn yesterdays editorial meeting, the WHYS team kicked around some ideas for today’s show. We discussed President Karzai and President Zardari’s meeting in Washington on how to tackle the Taliban. One of the team mentioned her conversation with an Afghan taxi driver who said that his country could never function as smoothly as the UK. “Look at that pedestrian crossing” he said, “people are obeying the rules. That would never happen in Afghanistan.” It got us thinking about whether some countries actually need dictators. Continue reading ‘On air: Do some countries need dictators?’