Thursday, November 09, 2006
Paul Brown, "12 Months in New Harmony" (1827)
Paul Brown's 12 Months in New Harmony is the classic exposé of Robert Owen's American experiment, from the ruins of which a large number of the strains of American socialism and anarchism developed. Josiah Warren broke away from Owen's socialism, as did the "Mutualist of 1826." Paul Brown broke away in a different direction. He was, from all indications, a sincere and serious communist. He was also the author of several more radical works, which I hope to collect for the Libertarian Labyrinth soon. Stay tuned.