Monday, 26 August 2019

From the Age of Utopia to Anti-Utopianism

The 20th century was the age of utopia in which several nations saw the rise of political movements inspired by the 18th century Enlightenment dream of a perfect society based on reason and science. These political movements tried to transform their nation into a utopia by imposing a new culture and destroying all those who were seen as class and racial enemies. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, people lost their innocence— they realized that a utopia is an inefficient bureaucratic society in which everything is regulated and state terror is all-pervasive. In the 21st century mankind has entered a phase of anti-utopianism—now no one dares to talk about establishing a utopia.

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