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He traces the ideal in politics and technology and suggests that only in art--and especially in music--does the desire for utopia find satisfaction. Martin Marty examines several models of utopia--from Thomas More's to a s experimental city that he helped to plan--to show that, even though utopias can never be realized, we should not be too quick to condemn them. They can express dimensions of the human spirit that might otherwise be stifled and can plant ideas that may germinate in more realistic and practical soil.
And Herbert Muschamp, the New York Times architectural critic, looks at Utopianism as exemplified in two different ways: Utopian thinking embodies humanity's noblest impulses, yet it can lead to horrors such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Regime. In Visions of Utopia , these leading thinkers offer an intriguing look at the paradoxes of paradise. Read more Read less. Prime Book Box for Kids. Review "In their cautionary and inspiring essays on the history of utopian practice and thought Oxford University Press; 1 edition March 25, Language: Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.
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