Edmund Griffiths  

E d m u n d   G r i f f i t h s

Dramme pagloni: the case for Utopian pluralism

Oxford Communist Corresponding Society, 2 December 2021

Obelisk in the Alexander Gardens in Moscow, as it appeared 1918–2013
Marx, Engels, Liebknecht, Lassalle, Bebel, Campanella, Meslier, Winst[an]ley, T. More, Saint-Simon, Vaillant, Fourier, Jaurès, Proudhon, Bakunin, Chernyshevsky, Lavrov, Mikhailovsky, Plekhanov

A poem of four lines in the language of Utopia
from the first edition of Thomas More’s Utopia, 1516
General Utopus made me from a non-island into an island;
I, the one land in the world without philosophy,
have shown mortals the philosophical State;
willingly I share what I have, not unwillingly I accept what is better.