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|From: Judy (BAXTERepivax.epi.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 24 Nov 93 11:41 CST|
I was reading this mail the other day, and noticed Steve Gaarder's address- It includes anarres, which is the name of he "moon" in Ursula Le Guin's wonderful novel, The Disposessed. From my point of view, a lot of what is wonderful is how realistic/non-idealized it is. It is an anarchist community, but there are a lot of power differences, despite the rhetoric and the structure. I think it has lessons for all of us. And is still very appealing to me. They have an ethic of not owning stuff, and yes, they all eat common dinners. Only common dinners, though - no one has a private residence as we would think of it (as I read it).A lot of what she describes is also the tyranny of the group. And the story of the guy who takes seriously the group norm to question things and be revolutionary. Highly recommended. Judy Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community, Twin Cities Area, Mpls/St.Paul MN (Mococo) baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu Twin Cities CoHousing Network Voice Mail 612-930-7580 Voice Mail for Monterey Cohousing - 612-930-7554
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