Claire Bateman

clairejbateman@gmail.com

Claire Bateman is poetry editor of St. Katherine Review and her most recent book of poems is Locals (Serving House Books).

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Tremolando

AUGUST 16, 2013 by CLAIRE BATEMAN

Everyone's raving about it: the new music
performed only by virtuosos with palsied hands.

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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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