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To: aconservaguy
The parallel with millenialist theorizing is striking: millenialists likewise thought, "people have repeatedly failed to do so before, but now we know how to create the heavenly city on earth. Our predecessors in the endeavor are to be revered and emulated in most respects; only their errors are to be avoided. We shall achieve perfection by arranging a return to Eden." In its essence, that attitude is no different from looking forward in time to a classless, stateless paradise. Utopia is Utopia, no matter which end of the telescope one views it from.

Interesting statement. It suggests that the only anti-dote to utopian dreams slipping in and out of our contemporary pundits (LewRockwell.com) is an historical understanding of millenialism. There's homework.

11 posted on 05/23/2002 9:43:53 AM PDT by cornelis
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To: cornelis
It suggests that the only anti-dote to utopian dreams slipping in and out of our contemporary pundits (LewRockwell.com) is an historical understanding of millenialism. There's homework.

It is certainly homework for me.

19 posted on 05/23/2002 12:31:31 PM PDT by Huck
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