Mike Reid has published a very interesting article, entitled “One Race to School Them All,” over at the Mises Institute’s website.
I have become increasingly interested in the history of Indian and Native American peoples, since I think that these peoples offer an insight into societies that function without state apparatuses. As Reid writes:
Most of the cultures these kids were being snatched from were largely anarchic, voluntary societies. There was warfare, but no conscription. There was trade, but no taxation. There were leaders, but no rulers.
I will hopefully have time to do a longer post on this in the future, but for now, this article is really fantastic. Also, for further reading on the non-state histories of the Indians, check out Terry L. Anderson and P.J. Hill’s “An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West,” as well as the book by the same name. (For those uninterested in the theoretical musings of the paper, skip to the bottom of page 13–”Cases from the West.”)