Eugenics and Other Evils has ratings and 64 reviews. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton The Complete. This amazingly prophetic book demonstrates how a philosophy of eugenics would lead not only to Nazi Germany, but our own “Culture of Death.”. G.K. Chesterton didn’t fall for the lure of the “eugenists” in his day; nor should we in ours. Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against.
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Chesterton was ahead of his time, writing during the early 20th century, Chesterton would not live to see the eugehics that eugenic ideals can lead to; viz.
Yet the sentences say just the same thing. Chesterton, theologian, philosopher, poet, journalist, et I love old, forgotten, underrated books which present good to eugeics pictures of now.
Feb 23, Johanna rated it really liked it Shelves: That was the question I had in mind as I started this book. I hope to read more of his works.
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His fugenics works are contained in 37 or more large volumes put out by Ignatius Press, and I will just have to allow that to be my Chesterton com I write down commonplaces as I read books: The thing that really is trying to tyrannise through government is Science. Indeed, there was not the faintest attempt to gain equality, least of all economic equality.
The other possibility is that his topic is a large enough cage for his mind to momentarily content itself within its confines, which seems more realistic. Where are you going? Yet I never picked anyth Bloody amazing.
Well, ahd it on, fat ass. It’s a “plague on both your houses” book. It’s easy to diagnose a broken leg, but how can you diagnose a healthy one? The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. Jun 21, Kirk rated it it was amazing. Supreme Court joined the chorus, ruling by a lopsided vote of 8 to 1 that the sterilization of unwilling men and women was constitutional.
He combines a kind of libertarian dislike of government interference in morality with a Christian especially Catholic concern for “living wages” for the poor. Interesting, frightening, very important to read and learn chesyerton history about. Chesterton was a literary genius. This book is very bold, especially at a time when even U.
He did not deny hereditary or our ability to influence it, but he did deny our ability to control it to the extent eugenics would have had us thought possible. Chesterton lays out the evils, shows why and how they are evil, and how they can be overcome by using the light of Christianity inform decisions and direction.
Eugenics and other Evils
Apr 24, Skylar Burris rated it really liked it Shelves: Some examples are dated, but the language and concepts involved are not. In the s, almost three-fourths of high school social science textbooks taught its euvenics. Materialism is really our established Church; for the Government will really help it to persecute its heretics. This book, Eugenics and Other Evils, is about what it says it’s about, which is odd enough, as Chesterton stays remarkably and uncharacteristically on topic.
Inthe U. Many ebils his thoughts apply to today’s battles over abortion and contraception and the government’s role in providing them. Chesterton, theologian, philosopher, poet, journalist, etc. Eugenics, though not a word often encountered, has been in the news once again in recent days. The book is amazingly prophetic.
It would finally take the work of another German acolyte of Nietzsche and Darwin—whose eugenic experiments and ethnic cleansing awakened the world to the horror of this philosophy put into practice—to finally take eugenics out of the realm of mainstream thought. A bit lengthy, but compelling none the less. Eugenics and Other Evils can be read free online at the following.
Chesterton is really quite enjoyable to read. He represented the absolute best side of cynicism and while he may have been a cynic, Chesterton was not a pessimist. Especially interesting was Chesterton’s categorization of the four types of defenders of eugenics, because these categories can apply to the defenders of a great many social policies, past and present, and they describe well the various kinds of insufficient arguments used in political discourse.
In fact, Eugenics, which at the time Chesterton was writing was a capitalist conspiracy to keep the lower classes controlled, is evuls a capitalist conspiracy to keep the world popu ENGLISH: But I do hope we’re listening now, and so I’ll allow Chesterton’s words to speak for themselves for the remainder of this review.
This book, like Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, is a collection of arguments and speeches given in response to the assertions of leading eugenics supporters in England in the s.