What kind of government do we want? And what kind do we deserve? Looking back in history, it seems that people were more prepared to experiment, although the challenges they faced were not dissimilar to current ones. In 2006 I went on a road trip across America visiting the sites of forgotten and – do I need to say it? - failed utopian settlements. We started at Walden Pond, where Henry Thoreau wrote his famous essay, then headed west. There was me and a film team, led by Dan. Sadly the channel that commissioned our film never got off the ground, but the journey was fascinating. Donald Trump was a decade away from the presidency, but out in the boondocks, a deep seam of resentment and reactionary views was revealing itself, fired up by fury over the Twin Towers and Washington elites.