ABUNDANCE. Freedom. Peace. Our model of a perfect society has been continually updated over the five centuries since Thomas More wroteUtopia, but those three elements are always central.
It’s a tall order to achieve it, and small wonder no large society has done so for any length of time. Or has it? Those studying the Bronze Age Indus civilisation say it met these conditions for 800 years, making it our best candidate for a real-life utopia.