“Anarchy is a condition of life without the intrusion of governance and the mechanisms and institutions of the state”.

This definition suggests a binary relation state : anarchy. enforcing a Eurocentric view of the world that posits the existence of a state as an essential feature of political organization.

It’s true that following successful revolutions, people often re-create the same institutions which they have just overthrown. This could be because people work within certain foundation paradigms, which, while they are learned, are often deeply embedded in the dominant world view.

We see this in education, with a common insistence on irrational and destructive practices such as standardized testing, streaming, and separation of students into age groups. Many educators believe that these are essential features of education, though they could not tell you why. Similarly, people who have just overthrown their king, may immediately argue to appoint a new one.