Books to Read.
Maoriland Worker, Rōrahi 12, Putanga 291, 27 Mahuru 1922, Page 10
Books to Read.
"FREE THOUGHT AND OFFICIAL PROPAGANDA." By Bertrand RussejlL ~ This is a lecture given by one.ol the foremost thinkers of the present day. He was dismissed from Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1916, because those in authority disliked his views about the war. The present book has been published on account of the big demand for his criticism of presentday institutions. He maintains, for instance, that education should have for one of its aims, to teach people only to believe propositions when there is some reason to think that, they are true, and proceeds to T show how far that laudable pro£;osal receives consideration. To be obtained from THE CLARTE BOOK SHOP, 60 Dixon Street, Wellington. Post free. Cloth 2/9, Paper 1/6. "DAMAGED GOODS." A play by Brieux; with a preface, by Bernard Shaw and a foreword by Mrs. Bernard Shaw. Until recently this brilliant play written round a dreadful social evil was on the list of banned books in New Zealand. The question of venereal diseases has now become a prominent public one in this country by the setting up of a committee to enquire into them, and suggest means of coinbating their effects. Had this book been given the publicity it ought to have- many iunocent people would not now be lacking a knowledge of the dangers lurking in our midst, and which are the result of carelessness and ignorance in matters appertaining to tho aexual life of the people. No man or wdinan can read this great play without feeling that the subject it deals with should be dragged out of the secret places where it. has grown and become such a terrible infliction upon society, especially to the innocent and the unborn, and that the time, is now pressing for a big campaign of education and enlightenment upon lines so ably stated by the great French dramatist, Eugene Brieux, h> bis thought-provoking play "Damaged Goods." It can be obtained from THE CLARTJ3 BOOK SHOP, CO Dixon Street, Welling,, , for the small sum of 2/3 post free.