The best, most humane way to dismantle the state is probably through a rapid and radical transformation. It’s an approach that some call “shock therapy.” But as preferable as shock therapy might be, reality typically offers much more limited options to roll back political power. Where to begin disintervening depends, of course, on the feasibility of those options.
But there are two other factors to consider. The first is whom we might wish to protect in the process of disintervening, and the second is the degree to which it’s even possible to protect them, given the limits of our ability to actually foresee the consequences of what we’re doing.