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Everywhere we look, past and present we see hierarchical societies where some people have more wealth, more power, and more rights than others.   Was this always the case?   Is hierarchy in our nature?   Are egalitarian societies possible for human beings?   If so, under what conditions?     And is freedom compatible with equality? Suggested readings: Hierarchy in the Forest, by Christopher Boehm, 1999 The Dobe Ju/’Hoansi, by Richard Lee 1984/2012 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari , by...
Topics: anthropology, politics, political anthropology, hunter-gatherers, equality, hierarchy, human...