Failed Utopias This is Failed Utopias, a new monthly column by Rachel Martin about the surviving members of intentional communities in Tennessee, and what they might tell us about American society.

The Utopian Colony Around Tennessee’s Oldest Library

The New York Times, Harper’s Weekly and The Spectator sent stringers to cover the experiment. The writer from Harper’s was so impressed, he speculated “that the coming year would witness a grand exodus of the middle classes of England.”

When You’re the Last Remaining Member of a Failed Utopia

How do individuals hold on to their ideals in such a time?