Review of Reviews,  8 (1893), 581–91.

The Progress of the World



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Periodicals, Imperialism, Animal Behaviour, Universities, Progress

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University of Oxford

    Complains that the 'jabbering of monkeys in a bamboo tope could hardly be more inane than most of the comment which has been printed in Fleet Street upon South African affairs', and notes that it is fortunate that 'the chatter of the simian race is not one of the determining factors in the evolution of our Imperial destinies' (581). Reports that the appointment of the successors to the late Benjamin Jowett is 'a matter of national importance', and that the election of the philosopher Edward Caird as Master of Balliol College, Oxford 'may be hailed as another indication of the effort the stronger men in Oxford are making to lift the university out of an almost parochial exclusiveness into something like national and catholic life' (591).

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