Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
I really have nothing more to say, as, after reading Mr. C.'s reply [in No. 6 of E. and S.] I am still quite as much in the dark as ever, on the two essential points:--(1) How are the superior persons in the entire population to be discovered,--and (2), How, when discovered, are they to be put in the position of rulers over the less superior persons. On these essential points Mr. Common says not a word. --Alfred R. Wallace.
In answer to the above: The superior persons must discover one another themselves, and by furnishing mutual assistance, in preference to exercising universal benevolence, they must put themselves in the position of rulers over less superior persons. --Thomas Common.