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- adj. Not utopian.
In one area which touches my professional interests, spectrum auctions, my impression is that they have been a success by most impartial standards, at least by the rather low standard of "better than the distinctly nonutopian state of centrally allocated spectrum rights in the real world".
Lycurgus stands in utopian and much nonutopian political writing as the archetypal legis - lator, the charismatic leader who, given the power and opportunity, shaped the destinies of a real people as decisively as have his descendants, who have in nu - merous utopias transformed the characters of ordinary men into perfect and ideal citizens.