TEHRAN ( IBNA) -- A book by American scholar Lyman Tower Sargent Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction (2010) which attempts to explore an ancient still undefined concept has been translated into Persian and published.
From the Very Short Introductions series by Oxford University Press, the book has been translated into Persian by Amir Yadollah. Tehran-Based Kargadan Publishing has released ‘Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction’ in 147 pages and 700 copies.
Lyman Sargent discusses the role of utopianism in literature, and in the development of colonies and in immigration. The idea of utopia has become commonplace in social and political thought, both negatively and positively.
Some thinkers see a trajectory from utopia to totalitarianism with violence an inevitable part of the mix. Others see utopia directly connected to freedom and as a necessary element in the fight against totalitarianism.
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Lyman Sargent is a Fellow of the Stout Research Centre at the Victoria University of Wellington and a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.