Socialist Utopia

Jim Jaszewski ab975 at
Tue Jun 27 22:15:30 MDT 1995

On Tue, 27 Jun 1995, James Devine wrote:

> I think that the difference between utopian socialism of
> the sort that Marxists should oppose and that which Marx
> and Engels liked is as follows. The first involves
> preaching to workers, saying "if you follow me, we can
> set up this utopia. Here's my blueprint." Often this
> meant going off to the hinterland and setting up a
> commune under the dictatorial leadership of the Thinker.
> This was very common in the 19th century, so that the US
> is the site of a lot of utopian colonies.

	I think a good example of this type of thinking is behaviorist
B.F. Skinner's 'Walden II'.


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