Government is that organization which claims the right to command all individuals to do whatever it desires, and to punish disobedience with loss of property, liberty, and ultimately life. It is nothing more. The fact is not changed by its occasional beneficence.
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Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 July 31, 2001) was a prolific science fiction author of the genre's Golden Age; some of his short stories were first published using the pseudonyms "A. A. Craig", "Michael Karageorge", and "Winston P. Sanders". Poul Anderson also wrote fantasy such as the King of Ys series.