Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea, Erik Reece
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Utopia Drive: A Road Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea

Author: Erik Reece

Narrator: James Patrick Cronin

Unabridged: 13 hr 27 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 08/09/2016

Genre: History - United States - State & Local

Synopsis

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.

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