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Utopia Drive : A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea (MP3-CD) (Erik Reece)

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For Erik Reece, life, at last, was good: he was newly married, gainfully employed, living in a creekside cabin in his beloved Kentucky woods. It sounded, as he describes it, "like a country song with a happy ending." And yet he was still haunted by a sense that the world-or, more specifically, his country-could be better. He couldn't ignore his conviction that, in fact, the good ol' USA was in the midst of great social, environmental, and political crises. Where did we-here, in the land of Jeffersonian optimism and better tomorrows-go wrong?Rather than despair, Reece turned to those who had dared to imagine radically different futures for America. What followed was a giant road trip and research adventure through the sites of America's utopian communities, both historical and contemporary, known and unknown, successful and catastrophic. What he uncovered was not just a series of lost histories and broken visionaries but also a continuing and vital but hidden idealistic tradition in American intellectual history. Utopia Drive is an important and definitive reconstruction of that tradition. It is also, perhaps, a new framework to help us find a genuinely sustainable way forward.
Number of Pages: 2135
Genre: History, Political Science, Travel
Sub-Genre: Travel
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Erik Reece
Language: English
Street Date: August 9, 2016
TCIN: 52240426
UPC: 9781515957935
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-2815
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