Books: Italian Thinker

THE MIND AND SOCIETY — Vilfredo Pareto—Harcourt, Brace (4 vols., $20).

When in 1921 Professor James Harvey Robinson wrote approvingly of the work of Vilfredo Pareto in his The Mind in the Making, few U. S. readers had heard the name of that eminent Italian sociologist or knew what sort of ideas he had advanced in his nine fat volumes. Widely recognized in Europe as a social scientist of great originality and erudition, as a vigorous commentator on world affairs in French and Italian newspapers, as professor of political economy at the University of Lausanne, Pareto's transatlantic reputation grew slowly after...

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