February 6, 2014
Gregory Sams discusses his book The State is Out of Date – We Can Do it Better. Does anyone really think that politics is working – aside from those in power and behind it? Living in peace and harmony is a more natural condition than that which we experience in today’s conflict-driven world. We are community animals with built-in empathy, organizing best from the bottom up. The most essential and reliable features of our culture arose without top-down planning by a state that has one basic objective – to stay in power. The State is Out of Date reassures us that politics is not even the biggest game in town, though it may sometimes look like the only one. But what can we do? Where can we go from here? The State is Out of Date puts us on the right track by pointing peacefully forward rather than backwards. It is a manifesto that advocates self-selecting organization over centralized government, common sense over the status quo.