Tag archives: utopia

By Robert Bernstein   |   January 17, 2023

Men Like Gods is a 1923 Utopian novel by H. G. Wells, which I was delighted to come across by accident in the library as a teen. An ordinary Englishman is swept up by scientific accident, along with a cleric and other countrymen, to a parallel world where all of our Earthly problems have been […]

Thought Crime and Hate Crime
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   June 4, 2020

In 1949, the British writer, George Orwell, published a novel titled 1984 – the name of a year which was then as far in the future as it is now in the past. The society he depicted has been characterized as a “dystopia,” meaning the opposite of a Utopia. The name “Utopia,” the title of […]

Heavens on Earth
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   May 24, 2018

One idea that keeps cropping up in literature is the notion that our land – whichever land it happens to be – is at least in some way as holy as those far-off Biblical places we have been taught about since childhood.  Here are two fine examples: First, we have the mystical William Blake, whose […]