utopia

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Welcome to Utopia

On a remote island, a former airline executive and his wife are preparing for the world to end. Others are starting to join them.

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The Torture Colony

A utopian German settlement in Chile had already turned darkly cultish by the time it became a secret torture site for enemies of the Pinochet regime.

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Our Radical Future: Cults, Utopias and Rebellions of the 1890s

On the holy city of Canudos, and other attempts at better living “by the dispossessed and marginalized the world over.”

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Utopia & Dystopia

Why utopias are best understood as fiction games, and how they quickly become dystopias when realized.