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alongside the edge of criticism and deconstruction. We should note that Jameson writes “Utopia” with a capital “U,” suggesting that he has something else in mind than the standard meaning of the notion. For us, the theme of utopia in the American theoretician’s work is important in particular because it gives us a glimpse of the sharp contours of the future society (which will arrive after postmodernity) – insofar as it is possible and in the form promoted in the works of the writers of the late left. The basis of Jameson’s reflections on utopia lies in several premises

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(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987); eadem, Murder and Difference: Gender, Genre and Scholarship on Sisera’s Death (Bloomington: University Press, 1988); eadem, Death and Dissymmetry: The Politics of Coherence in the Book of Judges (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988); Regina Schwartz, The Book and the Text: The Bible and Literary Theory (London: Blackwell, 1990); Cain Hope Felder, Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991); Mark Allan Powell, ed., The ← 113 | 114 → Bible and Modern Literary

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government paid $170,000 to Albertson’s widow. 62 ← 126 | 127 → Lies and deceptions have been perpetrated on a much larger scale. Starting in the 1930s and continuing for four decades, 399 African American men with syphilis were led to believe they were being given excellent medical treatment when in fact they were deliberately not treated; penicillin, effective against syphilis, was withheld so scientists could study the course of the disease. The farce was supported by government agencies. 63 Government officials lied to justify the internment of thousands of Japanese

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grateful for those who do speak from a Christian perspective, including Catholic Archbishops who are very much well thought of, and including the Chief Rabbi, who we tend to think very highly of. But our own voice is muted. It would only be bigger if we were numerically larger. Whereas in America, Baptists grow on every corner of the street, and although they are a very diverse movement and quite divided amongst themselves in many ways they do have a lot of clout politically in that they are a large part of the constituency. INT Absolutely. RES So we would say that we