Utopias are often just premature truths.

ALPHONSE DE LAMARTINE, "Histoire des Girondins", Œuvres Completes


In researching Joseph Angerbauer's possible influences when writing his pamphlet, Tischlein, Deck Dich für Alle! Eine Betrachtung, I will investigage the history of utopic communities in the New Jersey area, in particular the Helicon Home colony, an experimental socialist commune established by Upton Sinclair and others in 1906.