Benjamin Kidd

(1858—1916) sociologist

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Benjamin Kidd was born in Bandon, Ireland on 9 September 1858 and died in Croydon on 2 October 1916. Privately tutored, he became a civil servant in London, a full-time writer, a freelance journalist and a social prophet. He was closely associated with the pro-imperial group within liberal politics, and was a strong supporter of Joseph Chamberlain's abortive tariff reform movement. His later years were spent in rural retreat. He wrote abundantly on society, politics and natural history.


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