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[BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia (Episode 9) New Harmony and Beyond

Kevin Cole joins Danny and Brett once again to wrap-up the exploration of New Harmony. Discussed: After its collapse, was New Harmony (or the broader work of Owen) cited by later social planners, philosophers, etc.? In what context? What is the legacy of New Harmony? What impact did the experiment have on American history? The real Illuminati: What was the significance of Pestalozzi's membership? Where does Kevin's personal interest in New Harmony come from? What is most interesting/important about New Harmony? How does the experiment at New Harmony compare to the American experiment? Are they necessarily opposed philosophies? Are there any elements of New Harmony that you think have rightly been incorporated into our society? Are there any other elements ...

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In Pursuit of Utopia (Episode 8) New Harmony, Part 2

What was the ideal for New Harmony, as well as what life was actually like there. What was the theory? How was it practiced? Education at New Harmony: Last time we discussed his philosophy of "love" super-ceding classical instruction, concluding that Pestalozzi (while he might have meant well) developed a "soft-power" approach to education, which then came to New Harmony via F.J.N. Neef. We discuss how exactly that system of instruction manifested at New Harmony; what do we know about the actual techniques as they were applied? In this episode and the next, we discuss how New Harmony ties into this series as a whole. It is a quintessential utopia, reminiscent of those that came before (More, Bacon, the Puritans), ...

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[preview] Why Study Utopias?

Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. From In Pursuit of Utopia Episode 7: "New Harmony" with Danny McCarthy and Kevin Cole. Releasing on Sunday 2/16/16 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar. This is a confronting, long and lively tangent from our discussion on the New Harmony utopia community from the early 1800s. The New Harmony story includes interesting and largely unknown roots of both compulsory schooling and socialism. Get the full episode: Support Us Danny's Work: ageofutopia.info/ Kevin's Work: unityofthepolis.com/ The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is ...

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