Re: poly: Civil empire

From: Damien R. Sullivan <>
Date: Tue Apr 21 1998 - 16:17:03 PDT

On Apr 21, 2:52pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
> Damien R. Sullivan writes:

> I'm pretty much a purist when it comes to my anarchism -- I'm not a

I'm a skeptic; I'll believe in it after I see it.

> The main result of the British occupations you speak so admiringly of
> has been ethnic bloodshed (Hindus vs. Muslims, Catholics
> vs. Protestants, Jews vs. Arabs, etc.), and horror of various

The British weren't trying to be liberal in Ireland, AFAIK. Israel can be
thought of as a Jewish invasion of Palestine. I don't know if Hindu/Muslim
violence became worse, or why, if so.

> others by force is just another version of the technocratic fantasy
> that experts can calculate better than markets. Even a "benevolent"
> dictatorship is still a dictatorship.

The places originally talked about aren't known for their markets, but are
known for malevolent dictatorships.

-xx- GSV Cynical Optimist X-)

Good news is just life's way of keeping you off balance.
Received on Tue Apr 21 23:33:28 1998

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