Anarchy, as a political concept, is a naive floating abstraction: . . . a society
without an organized government would be at the mercy of the first criminal who
came along and who would precipitate it into the chaos of gang warfare. But
the possibility of human immorality is not the only objection to anarchy: even
a society whose every member were fully rational and faultlessly moral, could
not function in a state of anarchy; it is the need of objective laws and of
an arbiter for honest disagreements among men that necessitates the
establishment of a government.