August 29, 2011

IT WAS THE GREAT GOOD FORTUNE OF THE ANGLOSPHERE...:

The Meaning of Utopia (YVES CHARLES ZARKA, 8/28/11, NY Times)

The modern world was inaugurated by two books with opposing perspectives, published at the same time in the early years of the 16th century: Machiavelli's "The Prince" and Thomas More's "Utopia." Modernity came to a close with the collapse of all those attempts, both collective and liberal, that had been made to bring utopia about in history.

...that our Messianism and skepticism immunized us from the credulousness of the intellectuals. The End of History has basically just been a 250 year process of their accepting that we were right all along.


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