Thomas More’s Utopia, new edition

Posted: 16/11/2016 by vequinox in Literature

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

22 September 2011

This is the story of Sir Thomas More, Henry VIII‘ s chancellor, who was imprisoned at the Tower of London in 1534 for refusing to accept the King as Head of the Church.

By Andy Hedgecock in Britain:

Utopian visions that illuminate dark times

Wednesday 16th November 2016

by Thomas More
(Verso, £8.99)

THIS new edition of Utopia celebrates the 500th anniversary of the original Latin publication of Thomas More’s vision of an ideal society.

A classic dissertation on transcending the social and political ills of 16th-century Europe, it is a demanding but rewarding read which retains much of its relevance. Its blend of fiction and political philosophy employs a framing narrative to contrast ideal and existing society and sets out an array of sociopolitical ideals that contemporary socialists are still struggling to achieve.


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