The next part of Flynn's book deal with a lunatic Vermont Minister. The minister had
some rather offbeat ideas and moved from Town to Town looking for followers. He then
later founds a commune in New York. Among his wackier ideas were plural marriage where
sexual encounters are assigned by a committee. He also tried to have selective breeding with himself as the apex impregnating the most attractive younger women.
Unlike other disastrous communes this one produced products that people wanted. Eventually the commune tossed the wacky minister out and changed focus. They made high quality flatware with a name that should be familiar to some of you.
This improbable story is how the Oneida flatware company was formed.