The Future in America—a Search after Realities

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WE opened this book fearing that, like other books by the same author, it was an attempt to extrapolate or foretell the future from a mere man s quite inadequate knowledge of the present and the past; but we have been delightfully disappointed. Mr. Wells is acute in observation, he is well informed on English social problems, and he reasons carefully. His visit to America was very short, but it was preceded by much reading. He nowhere speaks dogmatically; he evidently restrains his inclination to draw general conclusions from a sense that he may be neglecting important premises, and such conclusions as he comes to seem to us to be sound and of value.

The Future in America—a Search after Realities.

By H. G. Wells. Pp. 59. (London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

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PERRY, J. The Future in America—a Search after Realities . Nature 75, 265–266 (1907) doi:10.1038/075265a0

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