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TorgoX (1933)

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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

Journal of TorgoX (1933)

Thursday February 07, 2002
06:49 PM

Wells

[ #2710 ]
Dear Log,

«The first modern bill of rights, Mr Robertson added, was drafted in 1939 by HG Wells, JB Priestley and Viscount Sankey. Their bill, a model for the European human rights convention, banned "secret dossiers".»

--www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,3605,644920,00.html

I had no idea Wells wrote anything of the sort!
His reputation is so much simpler here in the US, where he's thought of as just that nice man who builded that time machine to defeat the Martians and then writed those two movies about it.

But if you read his Shape of Things to Come (which, as far as I can tell has been out of print in the US since the 1930s! -- but look in abebooks.com), you see that he had some pretty complex ideas.

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