Why the Utopian Vision of William Morris Is Now Within Reach
Morris’s utopian society has no government nor a monetary system. Craftwork has made ‘wage slavery’ obsolete, and parliamentary democracy has given way to new forms of cooperation. The means of production are democratically controlled, and people find pleasure in sharing their interests, goals and resources.
The central character and narrator, William Guest, finds himself in conversation with a young girl, a citizen of Morris’s utopian society: