"Can one live without hopes or dreams? Can a people live without a view towards their utopian horizons? Hope is as essential as eating and drinking since we are biological and symbolic beings. Hope provides meaning for our lives. Those who dream of and hope for a world without domination and oppression, those who are active in trying to bring about such a world, often struggle with frustration and failure. Jung Mo Sung sheds light on these themes by examining the often overestimated notion of the subject(historical, ethical, and messianic), our ever-increasing understanding of the vast complexity of contemporary society, and the limits of the human condition"--Provided by publisher.