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December 30, 2011

The Price of Living in Paradise

By Jackson Henry —-

In 1516, Sir Thomas More wrote a famous book entitled Utopia, which portrayed an ideal society possessing a perfect socio-economic system on a fictional island. The book was part a blueprint for a working nation. However, critics say that Thomas was portraying more his disdain and disillusionment of the type of civilizationEnglandhad turned out to be in the 1500s under King Henry VIII. Nonetheless, the fact that Thomas used an island as a location of his “ideal society”, which could well bePalau, steered the imagination of his readers to the fact that paradise perhaps can only be found on islands.

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