(1) Social Decay and Regeneration (2) The History of Social Development


SAMUEL BUTLER tells us that the Erewhonians destroyed all their machines and lived happily ever after. An Erewhonian financier pointed to the “magnificent ruins of the railway-station” as an.object of interest in his park, Mr. Austin Freeman, in all seriousness, agrees with the Erewhonians. His book is a searching indictment of the machine as the cause of our present discontents.

(1) Social Decay and Regeneration.

R. Austin Freeman. With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Pp. xx + 345. (London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1921.) 18s.

(2) The History of Social Development.

Dr. F. Müller-Lyer. Translated by Elizabeth Coote Lake and H. A. Lake. With an introduction by Prof. L. T. Hobhouse and Prof. E. J. Urwick. (Studies in Economics and Political Science.) Pp. 362. (London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1920.) 18s. net.

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INGE, W. (1) Social Decay and Regeneration (2) The History of Social Development. Nature 107, 452–454 (1921). https://doi.org/10.1038/107452a0

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