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Examples of intentional communities becoming mini-autocracies?

Does anyone know any examples of intentional communities built off of ideals (e.g., kibbutzes, ashrams, communes, eco-villages, religious monasteries, etc.) where some individual(s) in charge got a little too powerful (or were too powerful to start out with) and turned the system into a self-serving, almost autocratic system? [more inside]
posted by mrmanvir on Feb 10, 2016 - 17 answers

Is there a science of division?

Is there a science of division? (i.e. Models of the phenomenon that communities often split into two blocs with some degree of mutual antagonism. And/or empirical data that such models could be compared against.) [more inside]
posted by philipy on Nov 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Culture and groupthink.

Is there a cultural dynamic to groupthink? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Mar 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Who are the best feature writers out there?

Who are the best magazine and newspaper feature writers, past and present? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2009 - 20 answers

Why are you American?

What does it mean to you (yes, YOU there, reading this) to be an American? [more inside]
posted by bam on Aug 17, 2007 - 113 answers

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