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Matt
Sep 09, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mark Nenadov
Jul 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: socialism
Provided me with a hearty combination of “snores” and “sighs”. In other words, this is socialism at its most boring moments.
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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 ...more
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