Utopia at Troynovant:
hopes of utopia in power, or dystopia;
listed by Title

Battleship Potemkin, 1905 - Rodchenko Utopia is a name coined by Sir Thomas More from the Greek words meaning no place. Utopia lies in, or comprises, a region that we seem to be able to imagine quite interestingly; and see almost clearly; and certainly work toward; and reasonably for such happiness enact laws leading toward its construction; and even for such an ideal and final end control misguided doubters and dissenters; and finally —

We know that utopia and dystopia have more than subjective differences. Whether a society is good or bad, healthy or poisoned, lies not in rulers' proclamations or their fellow-travelers' praise. Hypothetical criteria for the best of societies should be analyzed; real social and individual consequences must be understood. Claims for absolute and ideal societies, purified by decree and command, are in especial need of the brightest light of history. The Perfectibility of Man is a process of individuals, not a State. Odysseus knew the song the Sirens sing; and so do we.

Advice to Sarah Palin From the Know-It-Alls
  A Satirical Journey
Nicole O. Coulter RW Franson
Algebra of John Maynard Keynes, The WH Stoddard
Anthem Ayn Rand RW Franson

Banners for Constitutionalists
  from The Sly Tyrant's Handbook
RW Franson
Basic Concepts of Government
  Rights, Federalism, and the Constitutional Republic
Berlese Pyramid, The
  Oppression Points Downward
RW Franson
Big Public Is Watching You
  Transparency versus Security
RW Franson
Brick Moon, The Edward Everett Hale RW Franson
Bring Her Down
  How the American Media
  Tried to Destroy Sarah Palin
Gina Dalfonzo NO Coulter
Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution
  A Political Biography 1888-1938
Stephen F. Cohen RW Franson

Campaign of the Century, The
  Upton Sinclair's Race for Governor of California
  and the Birth of Media Politics
Greg Mitchell RW Franson
Cell-Phone Spyware
  The View from 1969
RW Franson
Clouds of Dissolution
  The Insecurity of Interconnectivity,
  or Who Guards the Electronic Global Village?
RW Franson
Commissar Vanishes, The
  The Falsification of Photographs and Art
  in Stalin's Russia
David King RW Franson
Conflict of Visions, A
  Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
Thomas Sowell SE Jordan
Contra Gradualism
  Applying Principle to Issues
W McElroy

Darfsteller, The Walter M. Miller, Jr. RW Franson
Dodkin's Job Jack Vance RW Franson

Earl of Louisiana, The A. J. Liebling RW Franson
End of the Line, The James H. Schmitz WH Stoddard
Every Crowd Is Crazy
  Kipling's Political Theme in "As Easy as A.B.C."
WH Stoddard
Everything is Fake Now D Greenfield
Exquisite Rebel
  Voltairine de Cleyre
S Presley

Fear the Boom and Bust
  A Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
Papola / Roberts WH Stoddard
Finding Serenity
  Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds
  and Space Hookers
  in Joss Whedon's Firefly
Jane Espenson RW Franson
Fire from the Heartland
  The Awakening of the Conservative Woman
Stephen K. Bannon SE Jordan
Firefly dvd series Joss Whedon RW Franson,
DH Franson
Five Thousand Year Leap, The
  The 28 Great Ideas
  That Changed the World
W. Cleon Skousen SE Jordan
Flower Power
  Save a Breath for Nature
SE Jordan
Fog Willy Ley RW Franson
For Us, the Living Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson
For Us, the Living Robert A. Heinlein WH Stoddard
Four-Day Planet H. Beam Piper RW Franson
Freddy the Politician Walter R. Brooks RW Franson
Fruit of Knowledge Catherine L. Moore RW Franson

Geared Way, Way Down
  A Parable of Efficiency
WR Franson
Good Night, and Good Luck Clooney / Strathairn / McCarthy CB Kurtz
Green Millennium, The Fritz Leiber RW Franson
GURPS Steampunk William H. Stoddard RW Franson

Hitler's Shattered Dream, 1932 RW Franson
Home and the World, The
Satyajit Ray WH Stoddard
How to Govern a Kingdom Suzie Garfield RW Franson
How to Recreate a Constitution
  From Amending Principles to Doing Without
SE Jordan

If We Only Had a Brain
  Neurofeedback for America
SE Jordan
Illusionists, The  (Space Fear) James H. Schmitz RW Franson
Impending Crisis, The
  1848 - 1861
David M. Potter RW Franson
Inferno Larry Niven
  & Jerry Pournelle
R Grube
Is It Time to Establish a British Libertarian Party? W McElroy
Ishmael Paradigm, The
  A Critique of Daniel Quinn's Ishmael
G Stolyarov II

Law and Institutions in the Shire WH Stoddard

Machiavelli's Liberal Republican Legacy Paul A. Rahe (editor) RW Franson
Macintosh 1984  [commercial] Ridley Scott RW Franson
Maxims for Despots
  from The Sly Tyrant's Handbook
RW Franson
Men Like Gods H. G. Wells RW Franson
Midsummer Century James Blish RW Franson
Mule, The Isaac Asimov RW Franson

Nazi-Communist Partnership
  Elective Affinities, Offensive Alliances
RW Franson
Negative Railway, A F Bastiat
Never Underestimate Theodore Sturgeon RW Franson
New Thought Police, The
  Inside the Left's Assault on
  Free Speech and Free Minds
Tammy Bruce RW Franson
Nietzsche's Task
  An Interpretation of
  Beyond Good and Evil
Laurence Lampert RW Franson
Null-A series A. E. van Vogt RW Franson

Objectivist Newsletter, The
Ayn Rand
  & Nathaniel Branden
RW Franson
Objectivist, The
Ayn Rand
  & Nathaniel Branden
RW Franson
  Changing the Heart of a Nation
Ray Comfort SE Jordan
Our Fair City Robert A. Heinlein RW Franson

Penrod:  His Complete Story Booth Tarkington RW Franson
Perfect Servants WH Stoddard
  The Hiss-Chambers Case
Allen Weinstein RW Franson
Picaro in Hitler's Europe, A Walter Arndt ZB Matkowska
Plants Clear the Air
  An Inconvenient Meeting on Climate Change
SE Jordan
Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin
  The Story of Nikolai Bukharin and Anna Larina
Paul R. Gregory PT Smith
Progressives and Anarchists:
  Let's Dance ... Wait, What?
SE Jordan
Prometheus Bound, but good CL Spark
Psychohistorical Crisis Donald Kingsbury WH Stoddard
Psychology / Psychiatry and the Left
SE Jordan
  1. Progressivism & Eugenics
  2. Drugs, Experts, & the Medical Model
  3. A Personal Perspective

Race and Culture
  A World View
Thomas Sowell RW Franson
Reagan, In His Own Hand Ronald Reagan RW Franson
Reagan's Revolution
  [the 1976 nomination campaign]
Craig Shirley RW Franson
Reichstag Fire, The
  Legend and Truth
Fritz Tobias RW Franson
Rendezvous with Destiny
  [Reagan and the 1980 Presidential campaigns]
Craig Shirley RW Franson
Revamping the Justice System
  Channeling Responsibility
KW Siegemund
Reveille for Radicals Saul D. Alinsky RW Franson
Robert Heinlein Interview, The
  and Other Heinleiniana
J. Neil Schulman RW Franson

Role of Business and the Virtuous Cycle of Progress
  in Robert Heinlein's 'Methuselah's Children', The

G Stolyarov II
Romance of American Communism, The Vivian Gornick RW Franson

Santaroga Barrier, The Frank Herbert RW Franson
Sarah From Alaska
  The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education
  of a New Conservative Superstar
Scott Conroy
  & Shushannah Walshe
CB Kurtz
Say's Law
  or the Law of Markets
WH Stoddard
Secret of the League, The Ernest Bramah RW Franson
Serenity Joss Whedon RW Franson,
DH Franson
Serenity Joss Whedon WH Stoddard
Solar Lottery Philip K. Dick RW Franson
Soon (In 48 Years' Time) Alexandra Kollontai RW Franson
Strategies from the Past: Boycott
  Non-Political Persuasion in Society
W McElroy
Strategy to Win, A
  Cleveland: circa 1 September 1969
Bill Ayers RW Franson
Streets of Fire Walter Hill / Michael Paré WH Stoddard

Third Man, The Reed / Greene / Cotten / Welles / Valli  RW Franson
Transparent Society, The
  Will Technology Force Us to Choose
  Between Privacy and Freedom?
David Brin RW Franson
Trojan Horse Laugh John D. MacDonald RW Franson

Ukraine, The:  A History W.E.D. Allen RW Franson

Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon RW Franson

War Against the Weak
  Eugenics and America's Campaign
  to Create a Master Race
Edwin Black SE Jordan
War Before Civilization Lawrence H. Keeley RW Franson
Weapon Shop series A. E. van Vogt RW Franson
We Still Hold These Truths
  Rediscovering Our Principles,
  Reclaiming Our Future
Matthew Spalding SE Jordan
Why I Am Not a Utilitarian
  Values and the Ethical Life
WH Stoddard

Your First Time
  [Barack Obama campaign ad, 2012]
Lena Dunham RW Franson

[The Archbishop's palace in York.]

Lord Bardolph:

For in a theme so bloody-faced as this,
Conjecture, expectation, and surmise
Of aids uncertain should not be admitted.

          ... who lined himself with hope,
Eating the air on promise of supply,
Flatt'ring himself with project of a power
Much smaller than the smallest of his thoughts;
And so, with great imagination
Proper to madmen, led his powers to death,
And winking leapt into destruction.

William Shakespeare
2 Henry IV, 1.3.22-24, 28-33

Vladimir I. Lenin waving, 1920

American Civil War at Troynovant
1860-1865; freedom & slavery,
campaigns and battles

Coining at Troynovant
quantifying value into commodity;
true coin, false coin, enterprise & economics

Constitution at Troynovant
American founding documents,
Declaration of Independence
& U.S. Constitution

The origin and context of Thomas Jefferson's
"a wall of separation between church and state"
by James Hutson at the Library of Congress

Soviet movie poster:
Sergei Eisenstein's
Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Soviet postcard:
Vladimir Lenin as in 1920
(color as in postcard)

Russia at Troynovant
Russian Empire, Soviet Union (USSR),
& their successor states;
Communism & Comintern;
history, geography, & literature
of all the Russias, the near abroad,
& all Russian-speaking peoples


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