Origin of Utopia
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Founded as a utopia where possessions, childcare, and love were communal, traditional family structures were banned.
He was so disappointed with communism that he decided that the Khomeini utopia was the right one!The Politics of Literature: An interview with Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa|Michael Moynihan|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Utopia for Beginners Joshua Foer, The New Yorker An amateur linguist loses control of the language he invented.The Week’s Best Longreads: The Daily Beast Picks December 22, 2012|David Sessions|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Until that utopia arrives, it might be heartening to realize that most students have easy, albeit illegal, access to these drugs.
Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia from 1970 was the founding document, the God and Man at Yale of the movement.
And how many generations yet must there be before we reach that Utopia?The Secret Places of the Heart|H. G. Wells
Universal monkhood, in short, might have been a consummation to be aimed at in some Utopia; but was practically unattainable.Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity|Sir Monier Monier-Williams
Therefore if all men could become rightly placed, we would have Utopia tomorrow.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
Consequently, the more thorough-going designers of Utopia have proposed to abolish this awkward difference.Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2)|Sir Leslie Stephen
Utopia is a little soap, a little society, with a flavouring of brotherhood in each.Gilbert Keith Chesterton|Patrick Braybrooke
Word Origin for Utopia
1550s, from Modern Latin Utopia, literally "nowhere," coined by Thomas More (and used as title of his book, 1516, about an imaginary island enjoying perfect legal, social, and political systems), from Greek ou "not" + topos "place" (see topos). Extended to "any perfect place," 1610s.
(1516) A book by Sir Thomas More that describes an imaginary ideal society free of poverty and suffering. The expression utopia is coined from Greek words and means “no place.”