You go into an icy curve. In front wheel drive the wheels have to power the car and have traction to steer. Even letting off the gas the front tires have to brake and steer Who wins? In a rear wheel drive the front tires don't share services. Proper technique keeps the rear end from passing your front end.
Just the same, there's good and bad attributes for each drive configuration. I don't think it's exclusively one or the other.