What both articles have in common, apart from their startling thesis, is the request that the reader put aside any preconceived notions that European political development in the late 20th century represented anything like the highest development of civilization. Both imply that we are not at the End of History and the sooner we disabuse ourselves of that idea, the greater our chances at survival.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Anarchy Versus Religion
Instapundit linked to an article titled Anarchy Unbound, or: Why Self-Governance Works Better than You Think by Peter Leeson. I was starting to write a post about this very interesting article but The Belmont Club beat me to it and took it one step further by intertwining it with The Politics of God, a recent article in the New York Times. It's long, but I found it well worth reading and heartily recommend it. Here's one small excerpt: