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Visions of utopia

Author: Edward Rothstein; Herbert Muschamp; Martin E Marty
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2003.
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"From the sex-free paradise of the Shakers to the worker's paradise of Marx, utopian ideas seem to have two things in common - they all are wonderfully plausible at the start and they all end up as disasters. In Visions of Utopia, three leading cultural critics - Edward Rothstein, Martin Marty, and Herbert Muschamp - look at the history of utopian thinking, exploring why they fail and why they are still worth  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Rothstein; Herbert Muschamp; Martin E Marty
ISBN: 0195144619 9780195144611 9780195171617 0195171616
OCLC Number: 50149513
Notes: Includes index.
Based on a series of lectures.
Description: ix, 93 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Utopia and its discontents / Edward Rothstein --
Service not included / Herbert Muschamp --
"But even so, look at that" : an ironic perspective on utopias / Martin E. Marty.
Responsibility: Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschamp, Martin E. Marty.
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From the sex-free paradise of the Shakers to the worker's paradise of Marx, utopian ideas seem to have two things in common--they all are wonderfully plausible at the start and they all end up as  Read more...

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In their cautionary and inspiring essays on the history of utopian practice and thought... Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschcamp, and Martin E. Marty maintain that while the road to utopia often leads Read more...

 
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