Briar DeHaven

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Briar DeHaven is a poet and children’s book novelist living in Southern Appalachia.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 by BRIAR DEHAVEN

in the waking hours
we answer the ancient call

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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