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by Hannah Leitheiser

No Anarchy

The Malay Archipelago

Alfred R. Wallace

1894

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2017-04-25

"This motley, ignorant, bloodthirsty, thievish population live here without the shadow of a government, with no police, no courts, and no lawyers; yet they do not cut each other's throats, do not plunder each other day and night, do not fall into the anarchy such a state of things might be supposed to lead to. It is very extraordinary! It puts strange thoughts into one's head about the mountain-load of government under which people exist in Europe, and suggests the idea that we may be over-governed." -- The Malay Archipelago by Alfred R. Wallace