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An anarchist's definition of a state goes as follows.

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Briefly, the State is that organization in society which attempts to maintain a monopoly of the use of force and violence in a given territorial area; in particular, it is the only organization in society that obtains its revenue not by voluntary contribution or payment for services rendered but by coercion.

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-- Murray N. Rothbard[1:45]

I love this definition. It differs widely from ideologically tinged views most people harbor. I believe it may open the mind to understand the fauceir definition.

Defining a state is a big ideological issue. There are two, mutually exclusive ideological positions.

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Either a person is among the oppressors or among the oppressed defines the interpretation of the state. If oppressed by the state, the perspective should be rather against the state if rational or for the state if irrationally mislead by ideology. On the other hand, among the oppressors, only humanists oppose oppression.

Fauceir theory assumes a rather 'neutral' position. That means the fauceir perspective peels of ideology and personal interests and interprets the state solely by its evolutionary mechanics. the fauceir perspective is rational humanism.


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