David Graeber responding to the question: “Can you name a single viable example of a society which has existed without a government?”

Being able to articulate this stuff without resorting to academic language is a real skill. RIP.

@theneko Caption: Two paragraphs of David Graeber's essay "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology",

The quote starts: "The dice are loaded. You can’t win. Because when the skeptic says “society,” what he really means is “state,” even “nation-state.” Since no one is going to produce an example of an anarchist state—that would be a contradiction in terms—what we’re really being asked for is an example of a modern nation-state with the government somehow plucked away [...]"

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