Thomas More's Utopia is a masterpiece of Renaissance political philosophy, responsible for introducing the term 'utopia' and spawning an entire genre of 'utopian' and 'dystopian' literature. This Penguin Classics edition is a major new translation from the Latin by Dominic Baker-Smith, and includes an introduction and notes on the text. 'Even if you can't eradicate harmful ideas or remedy established evils, that's no reason to turn your back on the body politic' In Utopia, Thomas More gives us a traveller's account of a ...

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Thomas Y

Jul 29, 2011

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I was disappointed with the content. All the pompus ass types on PBS and in education, politics etc. like to refer to Utopia as some pedistal object. I wonder if they ever actually read it for content.

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