That there is a lack of historical record regarding successful anarchist societies is not necessarily a reflection of the possibility that there were no such societies. In fact, much of the world for much of history was without a state as that term is known today.
But even if there were no examples in history, certainly if enough people believed in living peacefully with their neighbors, anarchy would work. Is it really more difficult to educate members of society that voluntary relationships are a preferable method of organizing society than the utilization of force? Most major religions throughout the world have as a basic tenet some form of the golden rule. If taught and respected, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" already has a good foundation laid (although I personally prefer "do NOT do unto others that which you would not want others to do unto you).
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Indecision 2012: Why the Calamity?