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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 Eugenics and Other Evils. $ by G.K. Chesterton. 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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Say to them “Murder your mother,” and they sit up quite suddenly. Seen at this light, Chesterton’s book is tragically up to date, although the terminology he uses and the actual examples he gives may be outdated. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. In the second decade of the twentieth century, an idea became all too fashionable among those who feel it is their right to set social trends. I strongly encourage you to study more on this issue, and Chesterton’s book is a great place to start.

Eugenics and other Evils

I am still processing his arguments and expect to re-read this at some point. The thing that really does use the secular arm is Science. But Chesterton was beyond intelligent. Quotes from Eugenics and Othe A book review has turned into a tirade against Planned Parenthood.

Say to them “It is not improbable that a period may arrive when the narrow if once useful othe between the anthropoid homo and the other animals, which has been modified on so many moral points, may be modified also even in regard to the important question of the extension of human diet”; say this to them, and beauty born of murmuring sound will pass into their face. It not only does those, but highlight problem after problem that you never have even considered before.

Provocative stuff, particularly in today’s political climate. I greatly admire Chesterton and his contemporaries for recognizing eugenics for the monster it was, and without the benefit of hindsight. Jan 30, Keith Zuniga rated it really liked it. Since Hitler’s defeat, the eugenics movement has evolved significantly.


It’s not just attacking eugenics, but the foundations of modern capitalism and law that create the conditions for it, and it’s sure to amd anyone regardless of their political persuasion. eugemics

I read quite a few Father Brown stories about ten years ago. Few writers can make me feel so utterly uneducated and dimwitted as Chesterton can. But he would be equally horrified about the way his “wrong kind of socialism” with inspectors instead of bread and bewildering laws des This is a beautifully written book, still relevant today His satirical prose and command of the paradox leads the reader dumbfounded how anyone could accept the tenants that Chesterton argues against chestegton his Eugenics and Other Evils.

Feb 04, John Gardner rated it it was amazing Shelves: I apologize for the inconvenience. Chesterton was ahead of his time, writing during the early 20th century, Chesterton would not live to see the horrors that eugenic ideals can lead to; viz.

It is an amazing takedown of the entire basis of eugenic thought as well as a profound argument against unregulated capitalism. The thing that impressed me most about gm book, aside from Chesterton’s genius at writing with paradoxes, was how relevant it still is.

Indeed, Chesterton even began to note this himself, a hundred years ago. The book is amazingly prophetic.

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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, educated at St. Many are calling for a culling of the human race, and where else would they start but with the sic A bit lengthy, but compelling none the less.

It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air.

His complete 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 commonplace book, though I will continue adding in some of his best.


It has gradually grown apparent, to my astounded gaze, that the ruling classes eugneics England are still proceeding on the assumption that Prussia is a pattern for the whole world.

Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State

As today, churches were seen by the scientific and academic 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 The compromise eventually made was one of the most interesting and even curious cases in history.

Chesterton is really quite enjoyable to read. I’m kind of on a Chesterton kick–don’t know if you noticed–but I’m still trying to sort his ideas out. 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.

Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State by G.K. Chesterton

They have now added all the bureaucratic tyrannies of a Socialist state to the old plutocratic tyrannies of a Capitalist State. If you thought that eugenics and ethnic cleansing ended with the nazis, take a close look at the evilz heads of the green movement. Aug 13, Nicole rated it really liked it.

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

So, while much has been done to discredit eugenics, its spectre still hovers around us today, threatening to snatch up the wage-earners, the poor, those in debt, and those considered feeble. And, in perhaps one of the most chillingly accurate prophecies of the century, he warns that the ideas that eugenics had unleashed were likely to bear bitter fruit in another nation.