they mean they like places like modern Britain, where defending yourself from an attacker can put you in prison. They want the State to have complete control*, including over your life and the protection thereof. Which means "We'll investigate and try to find the murderer after he kills you", which they really don't want us to think about. Etc.
One would presume, then, that a viable state is one which maintains a monopoly on violence.
I’ll pause, here, to let that sink in. *tick*tick*tick*tick*
Yes, it’s appropriate to bring historical examples to bear.
(You won’t need my help for that, unless you’re a Prog or attended a public school.)
Yeah, how's the crime thing doing in those places with a 'monopoly on violence'?(yeah, the article's a couple of years old; don't have time right now to dig around for more recent)
*Because they're planning on themselves and people of like mind being in charge