"Utopians...consider individual freedom as the stumbling block
on which the grandiose idea of mankind’s totalization may flounder."
Utopia: The Perennial Heresy, 1967
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Hmmm...interesting.It is true that we can not escape our human imperfections but Utopia can only exist in the individuals own thoughts.That's my belief anyway.
 -- KS     
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    No, we don't. but there have been of course fake utopians who really were about making the world a slave camp or a work til ya croak facility -- and who called it utopia. Of course free will, the foundation of any rational, honest ANARCHISM, is hated and considered a mistake and a annoyance by such fake utopians (Bolsheviki and such)
     -- Anonymous, Fernwood     
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    this is a good quote i am so glad they have this this is perfect for my utopia/giver essay!
     -- Victor Sue, Windsor     
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    I think that Dr. Thomas Molnar is an exceptional great writer. Having meet him personaly he is the most intellectual person I have ever came across.
     -- brenda     
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    As a former student of Dr. Molnar. I can report that he is one of the most brilliant scholars alive today. Though it has been some thirty years since I sat in his classroom, I still remember him fondly and with great respect.
     -- Dr.Louis Fanning, Tucson,Arizona     
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    Patrons of the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land prove the quote's accuracy. Those of the global banking network, socialist mindset, world corporate / economic system also prove the quote's accuracy. Most religionists (extra human experience believers or otherwise), extreme environmentalists / terrorists and authoritarian power mongers prove the quote's accuracy.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Well said , Mike.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    I like "the grandiose idea of mankind’s totalization" -- that really sums up the progressive-liberal mindset, as well as any theocratic view of the world. Mankind's totalization is what it's all about. Ah, utopia, perpetual war...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Reasonable based freedom will not flounder, if I read my Mr Spinoza correctly.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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