Isn't this just a wee bit too "dictionary" for this site? --Alan del Beccio 17:50, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)
- Perhaps a little bit in the opening sentence, but I think the page is still notable with the direct mention in "Allegiance" and its relation to the Chalnoth. I don't know much about "Anarchy" as a political ideal, but maybe the page could include other "lawless" societies, like Turkana IV.--Tim Thomason 18:17, 15 Oct 2005 (UTC)
- This comment is not intended to inspire debate, just to provide some clarity on this matter.
- Anarchy is the system of government that exists in the absense of a state and of rulership. Most anarchists advocate some form of law, and consider rulership a crime. (Rulership here could be described as involuntary leadership. A person who voluntarily follows another cannot accuse the latter of the crime of rulership.)
- Anarchy (or rulerlessness) can be contrasted with anomie (or lawlessness). There are many anarchists, myself included, who would argue that these are not only different concepts, but are moreover mutually exclusive. It would also be argued that whereas anomie leads to chaos, anarchy is a system of spontaneous order. 188.8.131.52 17:43, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
further mentions Edit
a not necessarily complete list of episodes also apparently contain references to anarchy: -- Capricorn 23:23, May 21, 2012 (UTC)