Socialist Community of Modern Times

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The Socialist Community of Modern Times was a community founded on Long Island, New York, USA in 1851. It existed until 1864, when its name was changed to Brentwood.

Modern Times was founded by the individual anarchists Josiah Warren and Stephen Pearl Andrews, both of whom were strong believers in the idea of individual sovereignty, meaning essentially that every individual is responsible for seeking or finding their own purpose in life, rather than the purpose or meaning given to them by any given "society".

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  • John Calvin Spurlock, “Anarchy and Community at Modern Times, 1851-1863,” Communal Societies 3 (1983), 29-47.