<quoted text>Yes or no question - can a dictatorship implement policies more quickly than a democracy?
If the answer is yes, then what you have is a statement of fact - and a rather meaningless one at that.
It think it's hilarious you're quoting Menken, because the hobgoblins under discussion here is the specter of communism, all over some remarks made by a Costa Rican-born diplomat/UN apparatchik.
Oh, wait. It's the UN. Hmmmm ...
"It's like déjà vu all over again."
You have a propensity for trying to halt discussions at their most ridiculous points.
Yes, dictatorships can implement policies faster, WHICH begs a new question. If you don't know what that question is, you're less inquisitive than I thought.