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Response to Taverner (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 03:08 AM

72. Anarchism is a wonderful, beautiful theory that's completely impractical and mostly useless.

The idea of an anarchic state, where there's no government because there's no need for it, is lovely.

The practice would be basically all the worst qualities of savagery, mob rule, and fascism.

Small doses of anti-authoritarianism are good. But it's like salt. Too much will ruin the dish and make you sick, and you get Ron Paul type "libertarianism."

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