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Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen April 14, 2010 Utopian Visions Looking Backward Edward Bellamy addressed many of the topics crucial to the development of a civilization in his book, Looking Backward. In the story he addresses several different features of years past utopias. Some being "universal harmony, distribution of occupation according to individual aptitudes, equality of reward, universal ease and comfort, reduction of hours of labor, suppression of idleness, of competition, of the struggle for life, and also for money (Littell and Littell 1882)". Many of these topics Bellamy addresses in a positive manner; while others he does not. Edward Bellamy describes a utopian Commonwealth in the year 2000. In many ways this society counters many of the issues of his day in 1887 such as the problems of the poor workers doing manual work and getting nowhere and the problems of tariffs from nation to nation. While many of his solutions are very helpful, some of his solutions are extremely radical. Some of Bellamy’s proposals are too radical for the people of that time. Bellamy was right in trying to
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