Brook Farm was founded outside Boston in 1841. It was an ideal, utopian community created by transcendentalists and other radical reformers. It emphasized the perfect relationships between every member of society, as a means to eliminate tensions. Although, politically and culturally this ideology was viable, economically the community was not sustainable, leading to it's demise within a few years. This community relates to Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron because it shows previous attempts to create a perfect society, specifically ones with ideal and flawless relationships and zero competition. Although, the oppression citizens would have to face under the structure of this society, would overcome the positivities that come out of this community.