The measure of the state's success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.
There can be no such thing as "limited government," because there is no way to control an entity that in principle enjoys a monopoly of power.
Even if we are all doomed to live under the state, it doesn't follow that there is, or even can be, such a thing as a good state.
Thus does a 'necessary evil' become an idol. Maybe we're stuck with it. But do we have to worship it?
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