We tend to think that government is inherently hierarchical, with chiefs on top. Or that it requires social institutions like religion. But for most of human history, we did just fine without either.

Gee, I wonder what’ll be at the top of the next page!

This is only 2/3 of the page I intended to put up, but this seems like a good break point, this much was complete, and I didn’t want to make you wait for the rest of it.