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Civil War & Utopian Extremes

Somewhere along the way the object of reason has given way to a utopian ideology. The idea that if we were merely to remove the abstract and at times seemingly disparate notion of barriers and prohibitions a euphoric mood would flood and cleanse the conscience. The problem is that conscience is not or should ever be the subject of reformation; it is the essence of the very barrier and prohibitions of conscience that assures a conscientious act is distinguishable from all others.

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