[Marxism] Mormon Commutarianism

Charles Nuckolls charles_nuckolls at byu.edu
Wed Oct 12 22:00:43 MDT 2011

What you refer to is the "United Order," the largest scale experiment in cooperative economics ever undertaken in the United States.  Engels, in fact, considered it interesting enough to send a personal representative to Utah to find out more.  Utah was once communist -- a fact that would surprise many, including many contemporary Mormons.  For more, check out the book, "Building the City of God," by Leonard Arrington and Dean May.

Then, for fun, compare the United Order to the Paris Commune.  

Best wishes,

Charles Nuckolls
Brigham Young University

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