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Thomas More’s vision for all seasons

Five hundred years on, More's dream of another society remains valuable not as a blueprint of an ideal world, but as an unforgiving mirror—to expose all that's rotten in this one

Fantasy island: Utopia navigates the tempestuous sea between the real and the ideal. ©ILLUSTRATIONS BY MAT ROFF

Joanne Paul’s contribution begins this article. Scroll below to see contributions on this subject from four more writers  

Thomas More’s Utopia remains one of the most famous books ever written. Within decades of its publication in Latin in December 1516, Utopia had gone through several editions and was published in almost every European vernacular.

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