Comment 30070

By LL (registered) - website | Posted April 12, 2009 at 00:01:48

Mr. Meister:

Anatomically modern humans have been around 100 000 years, depending on your definition. The state only began to emerge about 8000 years ago in the Near East. So most of human existence has been stateless and without hierarchy.

(See "The Ecology of Freedom: the Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy" by Murray Bookchin, "The Original Affluent Society" by Marshall Sahlins, or "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology" by David Graeber)

As for full-scale modern examples, large parts of republican Spain were self-governed along anarchist lines from 1936 to 1939.

(I suggest "The Anarchist Collectives" edited by Sam Dolgoff or "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell)

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