View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Ideological Thoughts" on Discogs. Utopian thinking seeks to change the current social order while ideological thinking seeks to preserve it. The dominant ideology or utopia of a society changes. Utopianism in Political. Thought. Lyman Tower Sargent. The Institute for Advanced Study. Some observers equate utopia with totalitarianism and violence. the literary utopia. There are many calls for the revival of utopian thought at the present time, but they fail to specify—as Mannheim was always at pains. Utopian socialist Etienne Cabet in his utopian book The Voyage to Icaria cited the definition from the contemporary Dictionary of ethical and political sciences. In Ideology and Utopia, he argued that the application of the term ideology ought to be broadened. He traced the history of the term from what he called a ". As a mode of thinking, 'Utopia' is a crucial part of Green political thought and a mark of its distinctiveness. Utopianisms are those ideas put into practice. the murder of others in the name of some religious or ideological belief accounts for the. So two practical-political issues are at play here: a left critique by utopia as a text but by utopian thinking and impulses generally. From the older standpoint of a traditional "history of ideas," however, ideology was essentially grasped as so many opinions vehiculated by a narrative text.