Lyman Tower Sargent stands at the core of contemporary utopian studies. While the utopian proclivity to reach for a better world, and to reflect on how we think about and engage in that hope-ful practice, has been with us in most cultures for centuries, the scholarly field of utopian studies dates back to the 1960s; and from the beginning Lyman has been formative to its development. To situate this accomplishment, I believe he can be counted as one of a few singular intellectuals who have had such an impact on an entire field.

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