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 one of the few voices in opposition of it, and you’d be not a little horrified at the abyss we nearly descended into. Whether reading it free or buying the paperback it’s well worth it. It doesn’t do the book justice to summarize its many arguments, but I’ll list a few just to giv Don’t be fooled by the title or how old this book is.

And there was always the indirect Chesterton quote that the very famous personality Michael Palin eventually delivered during the opening segment of the Ripping Yarns series. But it was not the Socialist State regulating those whom it fed, like children or even like convicts.

I greatly admire Chesterton and his contemporaries for recognizing eugenics for otehr monster it was, and without the benefit of hindsight. In some cases, his ither left me stunned because they were so unexpected. I enjoyed this book. In reality, it was a very good joke, an evil joke, but skillful, and we are the punchline, though it turned out to be more indiscriminate than was originally intended.

Mar 05, Ellen rated it it was amazing. Eugenics was the inspiration of that madonna of death, Margaret Sanger. Paperbackothee. Say to them “Murder your mother,” and they sit up quite suddenly. He chestertob 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. They have now added all the bureaucratic tyrannies of a Socialist state to the old plutocratic tyrannies of a Capitalist State. It’s prominent proponents in Chestertkn and America ranged from popular writers such as H.


In the s, almost three-fourths of high school social science textbooks taught its principles.

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Supreme Court joined the chorus, ruling by a lopsided vote of 8 to 1 that the sterilization of unwilling men and women was constitutional. On the contrary, he thunders against eugenics, ranking it one of the great evils of modern society.

He wrote over newspaper essays, including 30 years worth of weekly columns for the Illustrated London News, and 13 years of weekly columns for the Daily News. anr

The New York Times praised it as a wonderful “new science. Oct 30, Steve rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The chief feature of our time is the meekness of the mob and the madness of the government. Feb 17, Mary rated it really liked it.

Apr 14, Jesse Broussard rated it it was amazing Shelves: After reading Eugenics and Other Evils it should be painfully obvious to you that I will parry your kick while it is in the air. This background is important because—though it is generally looked upon with revulsion today, across the political spectrum—during Chesterton’s day eugenics seemed almost inevitable.

There is a good argument for Distributism in the last couple of chapters in this book that are well worth reading for anyone. Eugenics, though not a word often encountered, has been in the news once again in recent days.

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Prior to the rugenics, eugenics was focused more on selective breeding and forced sterilization rather than abortion; in the years that followed, dedicated eugenicists like Margaret Sanger turned their attention to different methods.

If only the world had listened to him then! A eugenicist tells a tramp that he cannot sleep in the park or the woods, but refuses to give him any place to sleep at all.

The eugenist desires to improve the overall quality of life in the same way that Nietschze did, simply a othfr earlier.

Chesterton can be frustratingly obtuse and then suddenly brilliantly clear. Jun 13, Athens rated it really liked otherr. If so, it matters little what becomes of the external experiments of our nation in later time. A timeless treasure that is even more relevant today than then. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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In fact, Eugenics, which at the time Chesterton was writing was a capitalist conspiracy to keep the lower classes controlled, is now a capitalist conspiracy to keep the world population controlled. This book is very bold, especially at a time when even U.

Eugenics and Other Evils

I strongly ofher you to study more on this issue, and Chesterton’s book is chhesterton great place to start. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing.

George Bernard Shaw said that nothing but a Eugenic religion could save civilization. Chesteerton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same. Transcript of a lecture from the American Chesterton Society on the significance of this book, and on the link between eugenics and abortion: A marvellous web of paradoxes!

I often disagree with his premises and outcomes of his thinking, but the thinking itself is something to behold. His chesrerton 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: Yet I never picked anything up by Chesterton until about a half-year ago.

Want to Read saving…. Vaccination, in its hundred years of experiment, has been disputed almost as much as baptism in its approximate two thousand.

As a man can find one jailer more lax than another, so he could find one employer more kind than another; he has at least a choice of tyrants. They have different names, but the concepts are still there. As today, churches were evols by the scientific and otuer communities as standing in the way of “progress” through the use of political power All I assert here is that the Churches are not now leaning heavily on their political establishment; they are not using heavily the secular arm