It’s after midnight. From this mountaintop perch, he can still see the radioactive remains of what used to be Washington, D.C., illuminating the horizon as he exits the helicopter. The nuclear glow serves as stark proof that the intelligence community failed to foresee and prevent the worst, but at least someone was smart enough to build this mountain bunker in rural Virginia for him and his fellow spies to regroup and survive. He opens the reinforced steel door and begins his descent.
On two separate occasions in the last couple of weeks, people have asked me a familiar question: “In a system of ‘anarcho-capitalism’ or the free-market order, wouldn’t society degenerate into constant battles between private warlords?” Unfortunately I didn’t give adequate answers at the times, but I hope in this article to prove the adage that later is better than never.
The Free Land of The Free Territory of Makhnovia is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, unlimited-speed roads, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.523 billion Free Territory of Makhnovians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.