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Erik Dammann, a Norwegian environmentalist, says "that the U.S. must be
the hardest country to correct [improve] in the world. Americans are always
discussing values at a personal level, but when you mention opposition
to the system, they think you are a communist." By living by their
own values the utopian communities, were, of course, challenging the dominant
institutions and found themselves not
only called communists (many of which were small "c" communists as the Bible
commanded them!) but also
threatened, economically, and violently. Sometimes members were imprisoned and
even killed by
the dominant institutions and hostile individuals.