Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)
Dr. A. R. Wallace writes: "Because the rule of Might has hitherto prevailed it does not follow that it must always prevail." Do you agree with Dr. Wallace that the rule of Might has hitherto prevailed?
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Dr. A. R. Wallace writes: Thanks for sending me your last Eagle and Serpent. Its perusal was refreshing. You are mistaken in supposing that I admit that "might was right" at any time. That it was held to be "right" by those who had the "might" may be true--and also sometimes by the weak who submitted to them--proves nothing whatever. The two words "might" and "right" have nothing in common. They belong to different categories, and you might as reasonably say that sympathy is blue, virtue green, and cruelty red and yellow, as that might is right.