I’m not well versed in Attaturk so I can’t really say either way. The “idea of” a benevolent dictator sounds great but the chances of getting a benevolent vs a regular dictator or a horrible dictator are *far* greater of a risk than *maybe* getting a good one.
Trump’s not a dictator though. I mean he dictates. Expects people to follow suit. But that only worked with his family in his family business. Trying to get stuff done without his family being able to help him out is proving hard for him. I’m glad because I *do* like the weird checks and balances of the USA.. not just in the fed govt but also fed vs state, public relations vs media, etc. While it keeps some progress from happening, it stops a lot more bad stuff from sliding through too quickly.