Dr. Walter Block has responded to my comment,A Note on the Definition of Anarchy). See below. As per our general agreement, I will wait 24 hours before responding to Dr Block's latest comment:
I half agree with you. The part I agree with is that most people view anarchy as "chaos." Also, your point about "football" "vanilla" etc., is well taken. Therefore it is counterproductive, as you say, to use this word. It just turns people off. However, on the other hand, I think it is important that we hold on to words, and not let them be taken away from us. For example, we have lost the description "liberal." People like Noam Chomsky (and thick "libertarians" too), are trying to steal the word "libertarian" from us. Consider Bernie Sanders' attempt to keep the word "socialist." He could have jettisoned this, but, doesn't want to lose this word for his side of the ideological divide. I'm a Sandersite on this question.
Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans