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Mankind in the Making
by H.G. Wells
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(first published 1903)
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Wells continues to make predictions about the future in this book, but he's a lot less objective about it than he was in "Anticipation." Basically the entire thesis behind this book is that we should keep poor people from having babies so that society will be better off. We should also creepily change the educational system of the entire world to a very specific set of rules that Wells has arbitrarily decided will be best for his "New Republic." I'm interested to see what his third predictive bo ...more
In 1866, (Herbert George) H.G. Wells was born to a working class family in Kent, England. Young Wells received a spotty education, interrupted by several illnesses and family difficulties, and became a draper's apprentice as a teenager. The headmaster of Midhurst Grammar School, where he had spent a year, arranged for him to return as an "usher," or student teacher. Wells earned a government schol ...moreMore about H.G. Wells...