The First City Was A Peaceful Anarchy


We are not doomed to live forever in a world of control – of central governments telling us how we must live. If you are tempted to think otherwise, prepare for a shock: For more than 1,400 years, the ancient city we cover in this issue – the first following the ice age – thrived without any government… with no courthouses, tax collectors or central administration of any kind. We examine who these people were, what they were like, and what they mean for us.



While we mention this city and its people in other issues of FMP Classic, this is the central repository of information on them. And crucial information it is.