Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature?


What is a state? An intersting question for sure. The traditional answer to this question is that a state is what other states recognize as a state. In a sense this is a circular definition, but it reasonably accurately reflects the reality on the ground. The problem with this definition is that it is very opaque; the answer to the question why is an organization a state is simply “politics”. Read more →