An Ambiguous UtopiaPaperback - 1994
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This article by Lauren Hebert was originally published in the Arizona Daily Star on Mar. 11, 2017. Want to know the very best part about working in a public library? Knowing that I work in one of the few spaces where everyone is welcome. There are too few places these days where all of us can go and not only feel valuable regardless of who we are, but also not feel obligated to spend money.… (more)
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Anerras is an isolated anarchist utopia on a bleak moon. The mother planet is Urras, which has warring nations, poverty, and all other social ills.Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets and dissolve the walls of prejudice and mistrust that have kept them apart.
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Anarchy moon vs. capitalist planet. Nuff said.
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"You cannot take what you have not given, and you must give yourself. You cannot buy the Revolution. You cannot make the Revolution. You can only be the Revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere."
...the competition for scholarships was stiffer every year, proving the essential democracy of the institution..."You put another lock on the door and call it democracy."
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