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America and the Utopian Dream

Icaria was founded by Etienne Cabet who moved to England in 1834. He wrote Voyage en Icarie, which copies More’s, Utopia. His ideas showed social progress of natural elite identified by equal education for both sexes, healthy physical environment, and implementing the golden rule (love your neighbor as you love yourself). In 1849 Cabet and his followers bought land from the Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois. Children were taken for their parents when they turned four, and were moved to boarding school buildings, where they were taught to love the community and have no special affection for their parents. Every adult had a job in a workshop or on the farm. The Icarians had no religion. Every year they elected a…