Haldane Devastated

Against a charge that he had stolen another man's ideas, made a book of them and sold it, the brilliant, hard-drinking Earl of Birkenhead defended himself last week with all the power and crushing erudition of a former Lord High Chancellor, of Britain.

The charge had been made with polite, scathing contempt by no less a personage than J. B. S. Haldane, famed Cambridge biochemist (TIME, March 29, 1926). In reviewing the Earl's latest best seller, The World in 2030, Mr. Haldane observed that a sort of mental telepathy...

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