Robert Owen*

*- (A Welsh social reformer and one of the founders of utopian socialism and the cooperative movement.)
"Millennium" I know not what ideas individuals may attach to the term; but I know that society may be formed so as to exist without crime, without poverty, with health greatly improved, with little, if any misery, and with intelligence and happiness increased a hundredfold; and no obstacle whatsoever intervenes at this moment except ignorance to prevent such a state of society from becoming universal.” 
Extract from "Address to the Inhabitants of New Lanark" New Year’s Day, 1816
(pictured above: A bird's eye view of a community in New Harmony, Indiana, as proposed by Robert Owen. Engraving by F. Bate, London 1838.)


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