Jan Christian Smuts (1870-1950). Father of holism. Premier of South Africa. General, statesman, philosopher and scientist. Drafted the preamble to the United Nations Charter. Played a decisive role in the creation of the League of Nations.

Author of the 1926 classic Holism and Evolution in which he expounded his holistic worldview.

Also authored Walt Whitman, a study in the evolution of personality.

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