Turning On, Tuning In, Dropping Out Response

Turning On, Tuning In, Dropping Out Response - Vermont’s...

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Go to the appropriate thread in our course's discussion board by clicking on the title link above. Once there, make an entry (a minimum of a couple of "meaty" paragraphs) about the back-to-the-land and communal movements of the Sixties and since. What do you think of these concepts? Might you have done something like this yourself (it's not too late!)? Why or why not? The back-to-the-land idea started when people began moving to rural areas in attempts to insulate themselves from the chaos and uncertainty of the modern world, as well as to implement on a small scale the policies of communal living. People looking for a simpler existence commonly moved to areas such as Taos, NM, Humboldt County, CA, and
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Unformatted text preview: Vermont’s own Green Mountains. After moving from the cities, many people formed communes where everyone shared both the labor and the proceeds from it. Although many of theses communes failed to survive as a result of the increasing capitalistic influences of the modern world, a good number remain to this day. If I had been around in the 60s, I think I would have been very tempted to become a part of this “back to the land” movement. Although I don’t think I would want to become a member of a commune, the idea of rural existence with few responsibilities other than what is necessary for survival is very appealing to me....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course HIST 095 taught by Professor J.moore during the Summer '09 term at Vermont.

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