The Targaryens struggle with a ‘crown prince problem,’ like all authoritarians
By Andrej Kokkonen, Anne Meng, Jørgen Møller and Anders Sundell
Washington Post / The Monkey Cage
The new fantasy TV series “House of the Dragon” focuses on the difficulty of lines of succession. This is a problem faced by all authoritarian regimes, and it’s an area where democracies have proven generally superior.