Archive for April 16th, 2010

The Inconvenient History of the State »

Here’s an illuminating passage from James C. Scott’s The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia (Yale University Press, 2009): At a time when the state seems pervasive and inescapable, it is easy to forget that for much of history, living within or outside the state — or in…
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