Art Anticipates Life

In Robert Hugh Benson’s 1911 novel Dawn of All, the European nations become officially Christian and cannot figure out what to do with the Socialists.

"Then America had come to the rescue, openly and formally, and had offered Massachusetts , which already had a large population of Socialists in its population, as a colony that would be tolerated as definitively socialistic. Christians would be warned that the new system would, if the Powers agreed, be on definitely non-Catholic lines, and that the immigration laws would be in future suspended with regard to Massachusetts . There were, of course, innumerable details still to be worked out, but by the end of February the understanding was established, and from every European country emigrant parties were arranged."

( Charleston : Bibliobazaar, 2006), p.206