"Xeer, is the polycentric legal system of Somalia. Under this system, elders serve as judges and help mediate cases using precedents. It is a good example of how customary law works within a stateless society and is a fair approximation of what is thought of as natural law. Several scholars have noted that even though Xeer may be centuries old, it has the potential to serve as the legal system of a modern, well-functioning economy."Read more »
History abounds with “end times” predictions. Often they’re of a religious nature, but radical politics has provided its share of such prophecies. When the Bolsheviks took control of Russia, for example, they believed that they were within years of instigating and leading worldwide revolution. Some early anarchists believed that they could usher in a millennium of statelessness through the right “Propaganda of the Deed” — kill the right politician, strike versus the right corporation, and the ball would roll quickly and unstoppably downhill.Read more »
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