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Utopia
The Paradox of Freedom

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An essay written on notion of utopia throughout history, philosophy and fiction and how it presents paradoxical ideas in regards to freedom and the tolerance of intolerance. In order for the initial views of the perfect society to function without crime or class discrimination there is required a level of state control that is undoubtably dystopian. The layout of the text follows a strict typographical layout that echoes the rigidity of the first imaginings of utopia, but as the argument unravels the typographic rules begin to blur.


Main texts studied:
The Republic by Plato (381BC)
Utopia by Thomas More (1516)
The Open Society and Its Enemies Vol. 1 by Karl Popper (1945)
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1965)
Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach (1975)