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(Routledge. 10s. 6d.)—.- The Horace Plunkett Foundation, from which this admirable book proceeds, is likely to produce a good harvest for very many years. It will carry on the inspiration that Sir Horace, its founder, has breathed into this most essential of agricultural movements for very many years. His own contribution 'contains the most valuable passages in the volume, though its distinction lies in the width of the view ; and, it may be added, the honesty of the view. The correspondents all round the Empire, notably Mr. Anderson in Ireland, tell us as freely of the failures and mistakes as of the successes. What is supremely valuable in Sir Horace's own chapter—of which the bulk is about South Africa—is his presentation of the psychological Side of co-operation. " Unless farmers are properly organized, they simply won't take advantage of the educational and Other assistance offered by Government." That is the essential point. It is certainly the most potent of all the influences that have made Denmark a model. Its neglect has kept England

backward. •