Vooral doemdenkers stonden centraal want het tegendeel van de utopie, de dystopie, kreeg veel aandacht.
In de reeks van zomeruitzendingen werd geen aandacht besteed aan de financiële crisis van tien jaar geleden.
We indeed both laughed at this, and condemned it as very indecent.
But they, on the other hand, wondered at the folly of the men of all other nations, who, if they are but to buy a horse of a small value, are so cautious that they will see every part of him, and take off both his saddle and all his other tackle, that there may be no secret ulcer hid under any of them; and that yet in the choice of a wife, on which depends the happiness or unhappiness of the rest of his life, a man should venture upon trust, and only see about a hand's-breadth of the face, all the rest of the body being covered, under which there may lie hid what may be contagious, as well as loathsome.
Banken dreigden als dominosteentjes om te vallen en daarmee de (Westerse) samenleving terug te schoppen naar het stenen tijdperk. In ieder geval kon het effect van een dergelijke ineenstorting moeilijk overschat worden.
“De tijd dringt om de juiste lessen te trekken uit de vorige crisis en de fouten uit het verleden niet te herhalen”.
In choosing their wives they use a method that would appear to us very absurd and ridiculous, but it is constantly observed among them, and is accounted perfectly consistent with wisdom.
It probably isn’t in the show’s favour that it currently airs at the same time as CBS’s Big Brother, which was also created by Utopia creator John De Mol.
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Their women are not married before eighteen, nor their men before two-and-twenty, and if any of them run into forbidden embraces before marriage they are severely punished, and the privilege of marriage is denied them, unless they can obtain a special warrant from the Prince.
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