National and Individual Rapacity Vindicated by the Law of Nature

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The following article criticizing Charles Darwin’s book On the Origin of Species was published on page 4 of the Manchester Guardian newspaper (the forerunner of today’s Guardian) on April 20, 1860. Darwin’s book had been published the previous year. The author of the article is unknown; it is only signed with the initials “T. H. W.” The article originally appeared in columns 2 and 3; here it is reproduced in one column. Darwin read the article and mentioned it in a letter to Charles Lyell, dated May 4, 1860.

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