I've read Utopia.
People throw that term around a lot. It's meant to describe an idyllic nation of happy, happy people.
Actually, here's what the book describes:
- A place where petty criminals are made into slaves, for life.
- A place where, in order to take a holiday from your town, you need to get permission to abscond from your career-chip-style job.
- A place where only those who don't cause any problems and are happy to live out a life of servitude to the status quo can survive.
Just seems like something to think about for those who think that there is an easy solution to creating the ideal situation on earth for everyone.
Sometimes, literature just doesn't live up to reality.