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  UTOPIA

By Hal O'Leary

 

 

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Long ago, in the innocence of my youth, I had   dreamed of Utopia. That was, until it occurred to

 

me that all through the ages others must have been dreaming the same.   Slowly my dream

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succumbed to cynicism. The sorry history of the insanity of humanity leaves little hope for

 

anything approaching Utopia, and, if anything, it seems to be receding. We are now in an

 

age of perpetual war with the senseless horror and sacrifice of soldier and citizen alike.

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Beginning with Guernica, followed by London, Dresden, Hiroshima and Nagasaki respect for

 

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Hal O'Leary is an 88 year old veteran of WWII who, having spent his life in theatre, and as a Secular Humanist, believes that it is only through the arts that we are afforded an occasional glimpse into the otherwise incomprehensible. As an 'atheist (more...)
 

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