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THE FUTURE of MARRIAGE IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION—Edward Westermarck— Macmillan ($3).

Among all the words of unpractical wisdom devoted to the subject of marriage, the observation that this estate will always endure is perhaps the least heartening to a quarrelsome couple. Last week a distinguished English sociologist advanced this thesis to U. S. readers in a scholarly volume packed with quotations from moral and scientific authorities ranging from Stendhal to Havelock Ellis, from Montaigne and the Hebrew prophets to Bertrand Russell and Judge Ben Lindsey. Unmarried himself, Dr. Edward Alexander Westermarck is eminently equipped...

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