"How We Made Utopia"

Title"How We Made Utopia"
Year for Search1929
AuthorsDurant, Will[iam James](1885-1981)
Tertiary AuthorsDurant, Will
Secondary TitleThe Mansions of Philosophy: A Survey of Human Life and Destiny
Pagination493-512
Date Published1929
PublisherGarden City Publishing Co.
Place PublishedGarden City, NY
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Story of a community that agrees to the basic program for establishing a eutopia. The proposals include a program of eugenic education; radically improved education, including Schools of Public Administration to train those wanting to be public officials; municipalization of utilities and services; inexpensive housing; and, to pay for it all, a reformed tax system and contributions from the rich. All the proposals are rejected by the politicians.

Additional Publishers

Book rpt. as The Pleasures of Philosophy: A Survey of Human Life and Destiny (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953), 319-32. Story rpt. with no indication of an earlier publication in The Thinker (New York) 4.2 (September 1931): 18-28

Holding Institutions

MoU, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(1885-1981)

Full Text

1929 Durant, Will[iam James] (1885-1981). “How We Made Utopia.” In his The Mansions of Philosophy: A Survey of Human Life and Destiny (Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1929), 493-512. Book rpt. as The Pleasures of Philosophy: A Survey of Human Life and Destiny (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1953), 319-32. Story rpt. with no indication of an earlier publication in The Thinker (New York) 4.2 (September 1931): 18-28. MoU, MoU-St, PSt

Story of a community that agrees to the basic program for establishing a eutopia. The proposals include a program of eugenic education; radically improved education, including Schools of Public Administration to train those wanting to be public officials; municipalization of utilities and services; inexpensive housing; and, to pay for it all, a reformed tax system and contributions from the rich. All the proposals are rejected by the politicians.