a majority of one

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 21:13:32 -0800

quoth Damien Sullivan (addressing L.D.Crocker)
: ... When, for
: example, you advocate anarchist solutions, you are saying that all
: societies, for all of human history, have been making the same mistake
: of having government. That's a very strong claim. Can you pit your
: logic and experience against the thought and experience of billions of
: people?

How many of those billions knowingly chose archy over anarchy?
The largest group that can be said to have made anything like such a choice
(rather than merely choosing between rival warlords) is, I would guess,
those Americans who participated in the Ratification debate of 1788 --
likely fewer than a million.

my two cents' worth
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