Review of Reviews, 9 (1894), 522–26.
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Reflects that 'Mr. Benjamin Kidd, the almost unknown author of the universally-talked-of book on Social Evolution [....] is not so unknown' to readers of the Review of Reviews, 'for you will remember an interesting scientific causerie which he contributed about three years ago to the pages of the review of reviews on Weismann and Weismannism'. Kidd's first book, which he 'began [...] in 1888, and has worked at [...] steadily for six years', has now 'take[n] the reading world by storm', and has been described by its author as 'the scientific basis for the social gospel of the review of reviews'. Also prints a portrait of Kidd, which, readers are told, 'he—most reluctant—was good enough to have photographed especially for you'. (523)
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