Posts tagged "Edward Bellamy"

Looking Backward, Looking Forward

November 21, 2016

Hello folks. In our harsh political climate it’s hard to think of the optimistic goals that would pull us towards building a better world.

In 1888 Edward Bellamy published ‘Looking Backward’ which described a quasi-socialist utopian American society. Over a hundred ‘Bellamy Clubs’ arose to debate and discuss the idea.

What are today’s lures (real and imagined) for social change that can challenge and interrogate our present?

(The name is inspired by the recent Saturday Night Live skit where Brooklyn people retreat from election results. Not above self parody.)