The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 4, PT. 2

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 4, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...a high economic position, or as Dumont expresses it, by social capillarity; and he concludes that this restraint on procreation is essentially beneficent and worthy of encouragement. He studies neo-Malthusianism from a religious, hygienic and moral point of view, and he does not hesitate to recognize its injurious effects and its dangers; he holds that it is, however, the lesser of the evils and that it should be practiced, at least in its most harmless forms, in order to avoid an unrestrained excess of population, the source of great misery. But he considers that neo-Malthusianism should be practiced freely, not enjoined by the law, nor yet by the advice of the State. That the State should restrict itself to a purely economic function in facilitating exchanges and in the colonization of national lands. Such are, in outline, the contents of this learned and interesting work. In many points I do not agree with the author. A strong opponent of ueo-Malthusianism, I believe that overpopulation should be remedied by economic means, not by medical and physiological means. The criticism of my theories made by Lebrecht do not seem to me to be convincing. Yet the different doctrines advanced by us, in various grave questions, take nothing from the estimation in which I hold his book; it is to be judged as a notable contribution to the economic theories which are among the most difiicult and the most debated. ACHILLE Loam. Translated by Connaua H. B. 1100219. Abraham Lincoln. By JOHN T. MORSE, R. American Statesmen Series, 2 vols. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mimin & Co., 1893. It isa striking tribute to Abraham Lincoln that interest in him does not lessen the farther we are removed from the scenes in which he was the central figure. Indeed, more

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