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Utopia

Utopia

by Thomas More

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The institutions [the Utopians] have adopted have made their community most happy and, as far as anyone can tell, capable of lasting forever [...] As long as they preserve harmony at home, and keep their institutions healthy, the Utopians can never be overcome or even shaken by their envious neighbors (2.110)

In a stirring conclusion, Hythloday links a country's power to the happiness of its subjects. Even in political philosophy, that's not always something people connect.

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