Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Julian's is overwhelmed by the idea that the government manages all business for the entire nation, arguing that in the 1800s, the government's function was to keep the peace and protect the people against enemies. Dr. Leete asks Julian whether the enemies of the people are other countries or hunger, cold and nakedness.

Still trying to fathom the new political situation to which he has awakened, Julian asks how such a system can work knowing that public officials are often corrupt. Dr. Leete explains that political parties no longer exist, and because individuals no longer have to quest after private wealth, corruption is eliminated.

Julian returns to the labor question, prodding Dr. Leete to give an answer about how the issue was resolved. When the country took over the capital of the nation and became the sole employer, each person became an employee...

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