Hell Hath Enlarged Herself

Foreign Policy, in collaboration with The Fund for Peace, has posted their 6th annual analysis of the most vulnerable states in the world.  One can’t help but cringe at the biblical/apocalyptic references:  “In the Beginning, There was Somalia,” and “Postcards from Hell.”  And critics have noted that one man’s hell is another man’s donkey cart.  Yet… you will “know hell when you see it.”  I’ve been to more than half a dozen of the countries in the top (or bottom) 30.  There’s a difference between poverty and not having a flat screen TV; between law and justice and a police state; between development and decay. Continue Reading →