Utopia - Thomas More
Do we live in a perfect society? Or, is there room for change? How much room? How much change? Evidently, we can see people, states, and even the federal government continuing, “evil practices” that are still remnants of the past. Whether it is inequality in law enforcement, gender gaps in occupational pay, or racial disparities in medicine, there are inadequacies in our current system of living. Come and delve into Thomas More’s travels and discussions with his friend Peter Giles, and a philosopher by the name of Raphael Hythloday. Thomas More intently gains information from Hythloday concerning Hythloday’s world travels, including to the island of Utopia. Hythloday discusses, at length, policies and ideas to make Europe a better place. Whether it is more rational ideas, tolerance, being aloof of war, or preventing poverty, all fixes of this historical society are discussed in the novel. But wait…war, poverty, and intolerance of cultures…these all are problems we still have in today’s world. Truly a work of art, Thomas More delineates ideas that would improve the society of the past as well as the present. The stories are elegant, the ideas are sophisticated, and the timeless nature of his novel is appealing to an audience of all backgrounds. Find out why we haven’t solved all of life’s problems, and which of these problems have been around throughout history.
“Mind blowing! Why can’t we fix the world! There’s so much fighting, poverty, destitution, destruction, inequality, and racism to this day. A great novel to learn about ourselves as humans and how rooted in our ways we really are.” – TIME Magazine