What’s this? Anarchy kinda works? Whoda thunk?
It seems that despite droughts, poverty, and the lack of any recognizable government, the Somalis have actually done pretty well for themselves. Better, in some ways, than their neighbors. It’s not utopia, not by a long shot; but the lack of any State to speak of for over ten years hasn’t resulted in the abject disaster many would predict. Things are getting better, not worse. And – surprise, surprise – wherever government has tried to make a reappearance, things have gone downhill.