Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change
Fri, 13 Dec 96 10:19:33 GMT

Vicki Rosenzweig <> wrote:

> a society need not map onto a particular territory. I'm not
> thinking of cyberspace or subcultures here. I'm thinking
> of cultures that define themselves by the people, language,
> and customs rather than by location. Nomadic peoples are
> an obvious example: the Bedouin are sometimes referred
> to as "stateless Arabs" because they don't limit themselves
> to the territory of any one nation.

Problem is, that although they are the same people, with their own
culture, they live within the territorial states of other nations.
Due to the very definition of the state, this automatically makes
them subject to that state's laws. In effect, the sovereignty of their
nomadic "state" is being infriniged. This can cause conflict,
for example the Kurds in the middle-east. For territoryless states to
work, *all* states must first be dissolved, and then rebuilt from

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."