Eugenics and Other Evils

Eugenics and Other Evils

An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State

eBook - 2015
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G. K. Chesterton’s highly influential treatise on one of the most controversial topics of the early twentieth century When G. K. Chesterton first published Eugenics and Other Evils in 1922, he seemed to be the lone voice of reason against the fashionable concept of selectively breeding a population for “desirable” traits. Though later generations came to associate eugenics with the horrors of the Third Reich, worldwide support for the philosophy was at an all-time high when Chesterton penned this brave and prophetic work. His unique combination of somber analysis and coruscating wit produces an argument too persuasive to ignore. Eugenics and Other Evils showcases Chesterton at the height of his rhetorical powers. His discussion of capitalism, socialism, and the concerns that guide our moral decisions is as pertinent today as the day it was penned. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Open Road Media,, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781504022545
Characteristics: 1 online resource (102 pages)
Additional Contributors: Perry, Michael W. (Michael Wiley)
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