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you can flee but you can’t hide

The first utopia was the Garden of Eden, but since no person knew what it was like, anyone may create it in their own image, the reason being an unhappiness with the world as it exists, pushing efforts to imagine … Continue reading

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the good life

Robert Owen built his own commune only to learn that transcendental ideals and prayer and sometimes group sex, are not in itself sufficient to weld a community together. Owen, a cotton mill owner in Scotland of progressive ideals dreamed of … Continue reading

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UTOPIAN DREAMS & SCHEMES and IN-BETWEENS

What is Utopia and why does it attract both hope and skepticism in equal measure? ┬áIn a way that appears meaningful, it is a productive inner tensions between two tendencies: a positive optimistic utopianism and a negative utopian pessimism. A … Continue reading

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