But given the carnage and anarchy of today's developments, that may shift considerably and quickly.
When anarchy seems to beckon, Libya pulls back from the brink.
Half a civilization burned," he boasted, "half a continent submerged in a millennium of anarchy.
Ultimately lesser-known actors Charlie Hunnam (Sons of anarchy) and Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate) were cast in the coveted roles.
And this is the prevailing attitude that white St. Louis fears the most: an all out riot, anarchy, lawlessness, disorder.
The Arab historians call the regents of this period the "Kings of anarchy."
The anarchy that reigned had demoralized society, and they had suffered most.
In these uncertain conditions, speculation, usury and anarchy were rife.
There was, after all, virtue in the anarchy of the frontier.
If you haven't embraced the glorious principles of anarchy, old chappie, that's enough to tell.
1530s, from French anarchie or directly from Medieval Latin anarchia, from Greek anarkhia "lack of a leader, the state of people without a government" (in Athens, used of the Year of Thirty Tyrants, 404 B.C., when there was no archon), noun of state from anarkhos "rulerless," from an- "without" (see an- (1)) + arkhos "leader" (see archon).
Either the State for ever, crushing individual and local life, taking over in all fields of human activity, bringing with it its wars and its domestic struggles for power, its palace revolutions which only replace one tyrant by another, and inevitably at the end of this development there is ... death! Or the destruction of States, and new life starting again in thousands of centers on the principle of the lively initiative of the individual and groups and that of free agreement. The choice lies with you! [Prince Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921)]