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By Mohammed A. Bamyeh

This unique and impressively researched ebook explores the idea that of anarchy—"unimposed order"—as the main humane and reliable type of order in a chaotic global. Mohammed A. Bamyeh lines the ancient foundations of anarchy and convincingly offers it as a substitute to either tyranny and democracy. He indicates how anarchy is the easiest manifestation of civic order, of a fit civil society, and of humanity's noblest attributes. the writer contends that humanity prospers on self-regulation instead of imposed order, that giant structures are inherently extra at risk of tyranny than small platforms, that energy is the enemy of freedom, and that freedom and group are complementary instead of opposing values. He concludes extra rational global is produced now not through delegated representatives yet by means of direct participation in universal affairs.

Bamyeh bargains a concise philosophy of anarchy within the context of warfare, civil society, international order, stories of freedom, harmony, the evolution of recent states, and tax structures. He distinguishes anarchy from extra time-honored methods of brooding about the connection among kingdom and society that spotlight the significance of strength and keep an eye on for social order. additional, he argues that the need for specialist information or social collaboration in a few components of universal public existence doesn't require such parts to be run via a grand, overarching, or consultant country. A cogent and compelling critique of the fashionable kingdom, this provocative ebook clarifies how anarchy will be either a advisor for rational social order and a technology of humanity.

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