"Who can deny Old Rēkohu lay closer to More's Utopia than our states of Progress governed by war-hungry princelings in Versailles & Vienna"
Illustration for the first edition of Utopia.
Public DomainIllustration for the first edition of Utopia.

More's Of the Best State of a Republic, and of the New Island Utopia (1516) describes what he believed to be a near ideal society, one in which equality and happiness is experienced by the greatest number of people. The qualities it shares with Old Rēkohu are a communist and primitive mode of living, a strong emphasis on peace and an isolated setting. More's coinage 'utopia' comes from the Greek meaning 'no place', although its second homophonic meaning is 'good place', thus revealing More's intended pun.