“For that is how it most impressed him. Nearly all the greater evils of human life had been conquered; war, pestilence and malaise, famine and poverty had been swept out of human experience. The dreams of artists, of perfected and lovely bodies and of a world transfigured to harmony and beauty had been realized; the spirits of order and organization ruled triumphant. Every aspect of human life had been changed by these achievements.” [1]

1. H.G. Wells. Men Like Gods. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1923.

Five Principles of Liberty

Privacy - All individual personal facts are private between the citizen and the public organisation to which he entrusts them, and can be used only for his convenience and with his sanction.

Free Movement - A citizen may go without permission or explanation to any part of the Utopian planet.

Unlimited Knowledge - All that is known in Utopia, except individual personal facts about living people, is on record and as easily available as a perfected series of indices, libraries, museums and inquiry offices can make it.

Lying is the Blackest Crime - Facts must be exact, material must not be supressed. Where there are lies, there cannot be freedom.

Free Discussion and Criticism - Any Utopian is free to criticize and discuss anything in the whole universe provided he tells no lies about it directly or indirectly; he can propose anything however subversive. [2]

 2.  ibid.

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