Chapter 16 Zomia and the Art Of Not Being Governed

Throughout this book we have suggested that people of various cultures, ethnicities, religions and philosophical backgrounds can share the same geography in relative peace without a government for long periods of time. This is no fairy tale or utopian pipe dream, but a documented historical fact. Until recently, a mountainous region of Southeast Asia the […]

Chapter 15 Intersections of Taoism and Anarchism

Taoism is an ancient Chinese tradition which emphasizes living in harmony with what is referred to as Tao. The term Tao means “way”, “path” or “principle”. It can be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao is believed to be both the source and the force behind everything that […]