Cacotopia

An older sister for the word dystopia.

My wife came across the word when reading John Stuart Mill.  According to the O.E.D., John Stuart Mill first used dystopia in 1868 when speaking before the House of Commons he denounced the the government’s Irish land policy as “dys-topians or caco-topians.”  Cacotopia actually predated that its more popular synonym by several decades, having been coined by Jeremy Bentham

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