Reorienting the Soul
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Utopia

Utopia: A New Translation (Norton Critical Edition)Utopia: A New Translation by Thomas More
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Every reader will encounter some statement to admire. Every reader will encounter some statement to abhor.

A most intriguing work. I'm unsure how More was able to rise to such prominence in England after writing such a book, even despite the way he cautiously couched it.

I was also intrigued by the translator's note that this book "helped to make [North Americans] what we are today be determining, not our immediate institutions, but the level of our expectations."

Also intriguing were the ideas that did not fit with More's own history, including the defense of religious toleration in the book. More tortured heretics when he gained power.

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