Letters from New America; or an Attempt at Practical Socialism

TitleLetters from New America; or an Attempt at Practical Socialism
Year for Search1900
AuthorsPersinger, Clark Edmund (b. 1873)
Pagination89 pp.
Date Published1900
PublisherCharles H. Kerr & Company
Place PublishedChicago, IL
KeywordsMale author
Annotation

Detailed socialist eutopia. Everyone is employed by the government and all property is public. Advancement is through the civil service and complaints about service limits such advancement. Slums removed and good and varied housing built. Cities are all mid-size to combine the advantages of city and country living. Churches are not regulated, and there is a free press as well as government sponsored newspapers. Public education from kindergarten through college and then three years of technical training. Stress on individual variety and the need to keep the system flexible to take this into account.

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(b. 1873)

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1900 Persinger, Clark Edmund (b. 1873). Letters from New America; or an Attempt at Practical Socialism. Chicago, IL: Charles H. Kerr & Company. 89 pp. NN, ODW, OrU

Detailed socialist eutopia. Everyone is employed by the government and all property is public. Advancement is through the civil service and complaints about service limits such advancement. Slums removed and good and varied housing built. Cities are all mid-size to combine the advantages of city and country living. Churches are not regulated, and there is a free press as well as government sponsored newspapers. Public education from kindergarten through college and then three years of technical training. Stress on individual variety and the need to keep the system flexible to take this into account.