London was clearly influenced by several important philosophers and scientists during the writing of The Call of the Wild . Darwin's theory of Evolution, Herbert Spencer's ideas about the "survival of the fittest," and Nietzsche's "superman" theory play important roles in plot and characterization. The presence of these overarching ideas lends credence to those who argue that The Call of the Wild should be read as an allegory for human experience. London sold the Call of the Wild in 1903 for a flat fee of two thousand dollars. He received no royalties from the millions of copies that sold in America and overseas. But, the popularity of The Call of the Wild played an important role in London's continued success.
And yet Trump has not shown much eagerness to leverage the exceptional power he’s got. There are another score of vacancies on the circuit courts, but Trump has named the people he’d like to have filling just half of them. Six of the remaining seats, those without nominees, have been vacant since Inauguration Day — a somewhat surprising number, even given the extensive process at the Justice Department for vetting the legal and political backgrounds of potential candidates and getting stamps of approval from home-state senators and conservative advocacy groups, the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation pre-eminent among them.