The atmosphere of Orthodoxy is always damaging to prose, and above all it is completely ruinous to the novel, the most anarchial
of all forms of literature.
By including whites in its strict hierarchy of individuals, Simms eschews an America based on natural rights and freedoms and argues that it is only through service that the anarchial
animal passions of blacks and whites can be checked.
Birnbaum's (1988) notion of the anarchial
institution with its "problematic goals, unclear technology and fluid participation" and cybernetic organization, where the leadership "not only ensures that systems are in place for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data but is also concerned that forums exist in which the various constituencies interested in this data can interact" (p.