Michael Torrie torriem at
Tue Nov 16 13:30:21 MST 2010

On 11/16/2010 01:00 PM, alpheus.madsen at wrote:
> On the other hand, there have been peaceful, free societies where
> individuals would immediately give a helping hand when someone was
> down on their luck--without forcefully taking that "help" from
> their neighbors.  Medieval Iceland was one such society.

Believe it or not, I mostly agree with you.  In small groups of people
under ideal circumstances, a completely anarchistic society can exist
quite nicely.

In the meantime I fully support the underlying idea of social contract
that undergirds the modern American republic.

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