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By Howard P. Segal

This short historical past connects the prior and current of utopian inspiration, from the 1st utopias in old Greece, correct as much as modern day visions of our on-line world groups and paradise.

  • Explores the aim of utopias, what they exhibit concerning the societies who conceive them, and the way utopias have replaced over the centuries
  • Unique in together with either non-Western and Western visions of utopia
  • Explores the numerous kinds utopias have taken – prophecies and oratory, writings, political hobbies, world's gala's, actual groups – and likewise discusses high-tech and our on-line world visions for the 1st time
  • The first e-book to research the implicitly utopian dimensions of reform crusades like Technocracy of the Thirties and Modernization thought of the Fifties, and the machine school room projects of modern years

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