Books: Blitzleisch v. Rotzleisch

SOME NOTES ON LIFEMANSHIP (120 pp.) —Stephen Potter—Holt ($2.50).

Britain's most significant contribution to civilization, more important even than plum pudding, plaid dinner jackets and Winston Churchill, is the principle of the survival of the fittest. Adam Smith applied it to economics, Charles Darwin to biology and Cecil Rhodes to Empire. In these illustrious footsteps follows Stephen Potter, who threatens to apply it to everything.

Americans, in their open-faced optimism, are apt to believe that the basic assets for social success are good will, a pretty wife, and perhaps a few funny stories. Potter,...

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