Future Perfect: Retheorising Utopia 231 of utopia depend upon hope, upon not only wishful thinking but will-full action. The presence of hope affects the nature of utopian expression; but while utopia may keep alive the sense that the here and now is unsatisfac- tory, and can contribute to the belief that it might be otherwise, it is not the source of hope. If utopia is not to remain ‘draped in black’, that hope must be recovered – the hope that we may collectively build a world of peace, justice, cooperation and equality in which human creativity can find its full expression. The dream becomes vision only when hope is invested in an agency capable of transformation. The political problem remains the search for that agency and the possibility of hope; and only if we find it will we see our dreams come true. Notes Preface 1. Francis Fukuyama (1989), ‘The end of history’, The National Interest, 16, p. 4. See also Francis Fukuyama (1993) The End of History and the Last Man (Penguin: London). 2. David Harvey (2000), Spaces of Hope (Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh) Introduction. 3. The Millennium Development goals are listed at . 4. Theodor Adorno (1978), Minima Moralia (Verso: London), p. 156. 5. Nicholas Stern (2007), The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge). 6. David Harvey (2003), The New Imperialism (Oxford University Press: Oxford). 7. René Dumont (1975), Utopia or Else (Universe Publishers: New York). 8. Patrick Hayden and Chamsy el-Ojeili (2008), Globalisation and...
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