A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 20, 2015
“A day of anarchy is worse than a hundred years of tyranny”

Entry in progress—B.P.

Google Books
Islam, Sectarianism, and Politics in Sudan Since the Mahdiyya
By Gabriel Warburg
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press
2003
Pg. 25:
The reason was that they sought legitimization in Islam and were generally accepted by the Muslim establishment, since in Islam ‘one hundred years of tyranny is better than a day of anarchy’.

Google Books
Towards a Competitive Malaysia:
Development Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

By M. Bakri Musa
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: Strategic Information and Research Development Centre
2007
Pg. 83:
There is another relevant saying of the Prophet (pbuh): A day of anarchy is worse than a year of tyranny. Today’s Iraq is a severe demonstration of that wisdom. Anarchy is the absence of effective leadership. Tyranny is cruel leadership, but at least there is still leadership.

Google Books
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State
By Noah Feldman
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press
2008
Pg. 91:
Nor is it plausible to think that Islamic political culture is making the judgment, sometimes attributed to it on the basis of a proverb, that sixty years of tyranny are better than a day of anarchy. The meaning of this adage is not that tyranny is to be suffered lightly, but rather that even a small amount of anarchy is far more disastrous and far-reaching than would otherwise be assumed. (Iraq during the U.S. occupation is a good example of this observation’s power.)

Twitter
syed bapaknya adi
‏@syed_abu_adi
lawlessness is worse than dictatorship. “a day of anarchy is worse than 60 years under oppresive ruler” - Imam Malik RAH
8:59 PM - 26 May 2014

Al Jazeera
OPINION
Putin shows his realism in Syria
A lack of moderate Syrian opposition forces has forced Washington to give tacit consent to Russian intervention.

16 Oct 2015 09:56 GMT
Anatol Lieven is a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and a visiting professor at King’s College London.
(...)
This thinking has its roots in historical memories of past periods of chaos in their own countries. It is close to the old saying - in its different forms - that: “A day of anarchy is worse than a hundred years of tyranny”. In the view of Moscow, the examples of Afghanistan since 1992, Iraq since 2003, and Libya since 2011 have proved this argument so definitively that no further discussion is necessary.

Flemingsburg Gazette
Syrian troops advance toward air base besieged by IS
Brittany Kelley | 19 October 2015, 11:45
(...)
It is close to the old saying - in its different forms - that: “A day of anarchy is worse than a hundred years of tyranny”. 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 • Permalink