Michael Dunlop Young or known as Baron Young of Dartington (1915-2002) received recognition as a social activist, politician and sociologist. He especially enjoyed taking part in Labour Party philosophy and supported several socialists reforms. In his life, Young established many organisations, for example, the National Consumer Council, Open College of the Arts, Open University and Language Line. Young, raised in Melbourne returned to England after his parent’s separation. After attending diversity of schools, he joined Dartington Hall in Devon during 1920. He also studied economics at the London School of Economics.
Young accepted a position as director for the Political and Economic Planning community during World War II. He also established the Social Science Research Council. Young published a range of books, for example, The Trial of Adolf Hitler (1944), The Rise of the Meritocracy (1958), The Elmhirsts of Dartington: The Creation of a Utopian Community (1982) Metronomic Society: Natural Rhythms and Human Timetables (1988) and many more. He became known as a Utopian Socialist.
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