As soon as Mr Hermans comes to the real subject of his book, the wanderings of social Darwinism, he shows both erudition and a fluent style …

Bart Leeuwenburgh, Gewina, no. 1, 2004.

… the first extensive inquiry to appear in Dutch into the social influence of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Kees Buijs, De Gelderlander, 1 November, 2003