The United Republic of Utopia

The 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia is a chance to appreciate Thomas More in all his complexity.

Map of Utopia by Ortelius, ca. 1595Last year the television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, with its presentation of Thomas More as a zealous heretic-hunter, coincided with the release of a video of a Jordanian pilot burned to death by members of ISIS.

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