Jonah Owen Lamb
Writer, Reporter, Essayist and Photographer
New York, NY
Pragmatic Utopia by Jonah Owen Lamb
Why people reject mainstream American culture is an open question. But whether for moral, social or political reasons this is an American tradition. From Joseph Smith to Henry Thoreau to the communes of the 60s Americans have never ceased in their search for another way to live. How utopian communities succeed is another question. Once they have separated themselves, how do they live up to their ideals? What kind of compromises do they have to make in order to survive? And in making such choices how much is lost? These and other dilemmas are amplified in a place like New York City where the main stream is never far away.
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