A Letter to Tom Wolfe

The Kingdom of Speech by Tom Wolfe Jonathan Cape, 2016, 185 pages, $32.99 __________________________ Dear Tom (if I may), Having just finished your Kingdom of Speech I felt I had to write to you because of the interesting parallels with my own area of study. And oddly, your story even begins with Thomas Malthus, as does mine, although in my case with his less well-known Principles of Political Economy. But let me begin with your own newly published book. It was from Malthus that Alfred Russel Wallace received the stimulus that led him to the theory of evolution by natural…

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