Thugs of the organized criminal class

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September 28, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by David D'Amato  
Posted in Commentary

"Protecting the weak against the strong, setting all individuals on equal footing before the law, Locke’s state is the paradigmatic 'night watchman,' a benign protector with blind lady justice as his aid. This is the account of the state as a servant of community and civilization, as a garrison against the cruel barbarity that peers menacingly at us from a not-so-distant past. But for all of the traditions and the intellectual ramparts built up around it, this picture of the state is far and away more utopian than even the most optimistic projections of the typical anarchist (if indeed such a person can be said to exist)." (09/27/11)  

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