Stealing Other People’s Homework: William Morris and H. G. Wells

A review of Political Descent, a non-fiction work about Victorian disputes over Darwinism, Lamarckism, and Malthus.

H. G. Wells and William Morris are covered and some insight is offered about the political disputes going on behind their respective Victorian science fiction classics The Time Machine and News From Nowhere.

The debate was along two axes: Malthus’ validity and the mechanism of evolution.

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