Utopia Book

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Utopia Book Review

Even though Sir Thomas More (1478 – 1535) was a brilliant lawyer, he never lost his love of literature and philosophy. He became a judge at only 32, and during this time he wrote Utopia which is, even today, considered to be a great Socratic dialogue. Utopia mocks English policies at the time and, because of that, More had it published in Belgium in 1516.

Utopia is the story of a story, told by a traveler, Raphael Hythloday, who meets the main character, More, through a friend, Peter Giles, while they are all traveling in the Low Countries. Raphael talks about the many places he has visited when sailing with Amerigo Vespucci and especially focuses on their social structure and government. He clearly states that one country in particular, Utopia, is very well ruled and the citizens are allowed to criticize the laws of their own country. He admits that this would not be welcome in England and says that he would not want to be a King’s counselor because he enjoys his free, traveling lifestyle.

The country of Utopia, perfect according to Raphael, is divided into identical towns with 6,000 families who are ruled by magistrates, called Philarchs, which are chosen every year by thirty families. Everything is free and gold has no value in Utopia, so it is used to pay other people to go to war so that its citizens need not, even though they do regular military exercises. Raphael talks about the issues of marriage, religion, slaves and prisoners of war and believes that they are dealt with in a very wise way. He explains that the people of Europe could learn from them.

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Utopia Opera

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“Sweet and Low” from Utopia, Limited

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Utopia Cruise

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Samsung Signs US$1.1 Billion Ship Deal with Utopia Residences

Samsung Heavy Industries of Seoul, Korea announced today that an affiliate of Utopia Residences of Beverly Hills has executed a binding letter of intent to build a luxury residential ocean liner.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2009

Samsung Heavy Industries of Seoul, Korea announced today that an affiliate of Utopia Residences of Beverly Hills has executed a binding letter of intent to build a luxury residential ocean liner.

J.W. Kim, the Vice Chairman of Samsung, said, “This is an historic day for Samsung, for Korea and for all of Asia because this ocean liner will be the most luxurious ship in the world, and the largest passenger ship ever built on the Asian continent.”

David Robb, the Chairman of Utopia Residences remarked, “This will be the grandest ship in the world and will be a center for learning, cultural exchange and philanthropy unlike any platform ever created.” The Utopia ocean liner will have a boutique luxury hotel and will be home to 200 families who will be invited to purchase their own residences onboard the ship. The ocean liner will carry its residents and guests on a perpetual tour of ports hosting world-famous cultural and sporting events.

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Utopia Music

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“Utopia” wins Record of the Year at the Texas Music Awards

John Arthur Martinez’s debut single off his album, Purgatory Road, wins Record of the Year at the 2010 Texas Music Awards.

Marshall, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2010

This past Saturday, John Arthur Martinez’s debut single from the CD Purgatory Road, “Utopia,” won Record of the Year at the Texas Music Awards show in Marshall, Texas. Apache Ranch Records congratulates writers Johnny ‘Gringo” Greenberg & Bill Murray, producer Lew Curatolo and of course john Arthur martinez for the 2010 Record of the Year. Since its release in September, John Arthur’s album ”Purgatory Road” continues to receive outstanding reviews and recognition. We wish all of them, Johnny, Bill, Lew and John Arthur continued success.

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