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    'Quasi-commune

    What does 'Quasi-commune' mean in the following sentence:


    Charles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s
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    Re: 'Quasi-commune

    A commune is when a bunch of like-minded folks (read:hippies) in the 60s would decide that they could survive off of their own skills and the land. So they would decide to live in a group and farm their own land and freely share the results of their group effort.

    These usually didn't work because of human nature.

    A quasi-commune would be sort of like that.

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    Re: 'Quasi-commune

    While they were living outside society, they weren't self-reliant as they obtained money criminally, so they weren't a genuine commune in that sense.

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