A fascinating inquiry, which leads us to rethink the nature of human capacities, as well as the proudest moments of our own history, and our interactions with and indebtedness to the cultures and forgotten intellectuals of indigenous societies. Challenging and illuminating. -- Noam Chomsky
Early Civilizations Had It All Figured Out
A contrarian account of our prehistory argues that cities once flourished without rulers and rules—and still could.
By Gideon Lewis-Kraus
November 1, 2021