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Posted by: Barry Stoller on February 11, 19100 at 00:53:12:

In Reply to: An Appeal to the Experts posted by David on February 10, 19100 at 10:46:08:

: So, basically what I am asking is if you guys could just recommend any books that fall under these categories.

No 'blueprint' utopia would be complete without a few essays of Charles Fourier.

Then there are the real utopias: Robert Owen's New Lanark (factory community, 19th century); George Ripleys' Brook Farm (commune, 19th century); Los Horcones (commune, present, check the internet for their site); and Twin Oaks (commune, present, check the internet for their site).

Classic fictional utopias of the 19th century include Samuel Butler's imperialistic utopia Erewhon; Edward Bellemy's proletarian utopia Looking Backward 2000-1888; and William Morris' petty bourgeois utopia News From Nowhere.

Except for the two internet sources, it's all at the public library (providing the neoliberals haven't privatized all the libraries in which case you'll only find Atlas Shrugged and Thus Spake Zarathustra).

P.S. The Communist Manifesto isn't a utopia---it's a threat!

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