Be ungovernable

“Why don’t you just move to Somalia?” he said. And I sighed. But this time, the accidental wisdom of this hackneyed question struck me. What, after all, am I doing to ensure that, state or no state, I and my community remain free? Or would we, at last stateless, begin listing toward a violent Somalia-esque chaos? And what kind of transition to anarchy do I want anyway? The “smash the state” crowd seems a little sophomoric to me. And dangerous. Not all anarchy is created equal, in my view. I prefer the war of attrition against statism. The slow...

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