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date: 21 May 2024

Utopian and Communitarian Movements. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Carl J. GuarneriCarl J. Guarneri

The quest for the perfect society arose in Western thought in ancient tales of a Golden Age, Greek theories of the perfect city-state, and early Christians' anticipation of Christ's second coming. With European colonization of the New World, such hopes took on the enticing aura of possibility. The very name “America” became a metaphor for perfectionist longings, as in Thomas More's ... ...

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