Hitler's Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 15, 2009 - History - 254 pages
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In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitlerís evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitlerís immorality flowed from a coherent ethic.†Hitler was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race.†This ethic underlay or influenced almost every major feature of Nazi policy: eugenics (i.e., measures to improve human heredity, including compulsory sterilization), euthanasia, racism, population expansion, offensive warfare, and racial extermination.

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In a culture where Darwinism is almost a religious belief, and the name ďHitlerĒ has become a byword for ďevil,Ē one point that will be hotly contested is how these two men are tied together ... Read full review

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Richard Weikart is Professor of Modern European History at California State University, Stanislaus.† He has published three previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler and his prize-winning dissertation, Socialist Darwinism.†He has also published numerous essays on social Darwinism in anthologies and leading journals, such as German Studies Review, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Isis.

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