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    in the name of

    In the book review, please see, in the last paragraph:

    "Utopianism is evil not only because it countenances real suffering today in the name of abstract justice tomorrow. It is evil because it teaches perfectibility."

    Does the phrase here mean "in order to achieve"? Could anyone please explain the meaning of the sentence to me?

    Thank you very much indeed.

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    Re: in the name of

    Yes, you understand the basic idea. To bring about the perfect society tomorrow, some injustice must be done today. After all, you can't make an omelette without breaking some eggs.


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