"Seeing the state as a form of social relations obviously means
that the development of the state can only be understood as a
moment of the development of the totality of social relations: it
is a part of the antagonistic and crisis-ridden development of
capitalist society. As a form of capitalist social relations, its
existence depends on the reproduction of those relations: it is
therefore not just a state in capitalist society, but a capitalist state,since its own continued existence is tied to the promotion of the reproduction of capitalist social relations as a whole."
- John Holloway, Global Capital and the National State (via class-struggle-anarchism)