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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The reader c “The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. Nov 13, Brent McCulley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 02, Kathy rated it really chestertom it. Apr 06, Jeremy Egerer rated it it was amazing. It was decided to do everything that had ever been denounced in Socialism, and nothing that had ever been desired in it.
He combines a kind of libertarian dislike of government interference in morality with a Christian especially Catholic concern for “living wages” for the poor. But say to them, in a simple, manly, hearty way “Let’s eat a man!
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This one is scathing and very serious, even though his trademark humor often appears. 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. I am still processing his arguments and expect to re-read this at some point. I think having a target to dismantle has something to do with it, but not really a whole lot, as he proves the impossibility of Eugenics in a single sentence somewhere towards the middle of the book.
Goodreads helps you keep track of cnesterton you want to read. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Chesterton can be frustratingly obtuse and then suddenly brilliantly clear. Chestrton argues damningly that euegnics reasons why the rich embrace this is because their wealth is dependent on keeping other men poor and beaten down so they can accept starvation wages.
Or perhaps I’ve been up too long. Aug 22, Manuel Alfonseca rated it liked it. It is an amazing takedown of the entire basis of eugenic aand as well as a profound argument against unregulated capitalism.
The eugenicist treats him as a mass, or a thing. Just as a State might own all the guns lest people should shoot each other, so this State would own all the gold and land lest they should cheat or rackrent or exploit each other….
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Chesterton is always sheer delight to read, always fun, always unbelievably brilliant and flippant and enormous, but I had rarely encountered him with an axe in his hand, and he proves Lewis right: Well, bring it on, fat ass. Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same” Jul 26, Matthew rated it it was amazing. And not to do anything else until he has found out.
They have different names, but the concepts are still there. Feb 04, John Gardner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chestetton 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. He also edited his own newspaper, G.
Chesterton’s Warning – The American Interest
And it was Chesterton, ever forward-thinking and prophetic and astute, who took eugenics to task before Hitler even applied to art school. 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.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was the Capitalist State raiding those whom it had trampled and deserted in every sort chesgerton den, like outlaws or broken men.
He applies his skills to expose not only the nonsenses of eugenics and social engineering, but also to the dangers of capitalism unfettered by the constraints of the traditions and moral framework of Christianity expressed through the shaping of England.
Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State
Yet to his eternal credit, he showed no sign of being intimidated by the prestige of his foes. Nov 13, Thomas rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Eugenics and Other Evilsplease sign up. With Chesterton, I’m not even going to bother trying.