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Without Rulers

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Of late, I’ve encountered a number of objections to my critical speculations based on the idea that anarchism and similar non-hierarchical, non-coercive collective political theories have no place in an “Asian” setting. The argument against them is that they are simply another set of imported European philosophies, another paradigm of cultural Imperialism, … Continue reading

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Zomia must be defended! (part 2)

by Brian Bergen-Aurand State rulers find it well nigh impossible to install an effective sovereignty over people who are constantly in motion, who have no permanent pattern of organization, no permanent address, whose leadership is ephemeral, whose subsistence patterns are pliable and fugitive, who have few permanent allegiances, and who are liable, over time, to … Continue reading