Tuesday, July 20, 2010
why oh then why can't we?
Utopia (pronounced /juːˈtoʊpiə/) is a name for an ideal community or society, which is taken from Utopia, a book written in 1516 by Sir Thomas More describing a fictional island in the Atlantic Ocean, possessing a seemingly perfect socio-politico-legal system. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempted to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature. It has spawned other concepts, most prominently dystopia.
The word comes from the Greek: οὐ, "not", and τόπος, "place", indicating that More was utilizing the concept as allegory and did not consider such an ideal place to be realistically possible. The English homophone Eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ, "good" or "well", and τόπος, "place", signifies a double meaning.
I mean its just one man's opinion but the beer is better and according to the heritage foundation its actually a better place to do business, some of them actually speak french and dont forget the maple syrup
is there such a thing as an ideal society? what are the criteria?