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Published: 25 March 2004

112 Pages

5-5/16 x 7-15/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195171617

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Visions of Utopia

Edward Rothstein, Herbert Muschamp, and Martin E. Marty

New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities

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 pursuing.