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Abstract

Of the dozens of communes with roots among the Diggers of San Francisco, California, one has survived—the one popularly but unofficially known as Kaliflower. It was founded by Irving Rosenthal in 1967, and soon organized a print shop that did free printing for countercultural groups and individuals. In 1969 the commune began producing a free intercommunal newsletter called Kaliflower (to suggest flowers growing from the present negative age of the Hindu demon Kali), a name that gradually began to be applied to the commune. In the 1970s the commune typically had over a dozen members; in 2002 it had eight.

Date

7-1-2023

Volume

17

Number

3

First Page

195

Last Page

214

Journal Title

American Communal Societies Quarterly

ISSN

1939-473X

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