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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And it was Chesterton, ever forward-thinking and prophetic and astute, who took eugenics to task before Hitler even applied to art school. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Brilliant and still relevant. It doesn’t do the book justice to summarize its many arguments, but I’ll list a few just to give an idea.

Apr 06, Jeremy Egerer rated it it was amazing. Will read more of his.

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Want to Read saving…. A book review has turned into a tirade against Planned Parenthood. On the contrary, he thunders against eugenics, ranking othed one of the great evils of modern society. For the most part, eugenics has receded as a respectable academic discipline. Ohher thing that impressed me most about this book, aside from Chesterton’s genius at writing with paradoxes, was how relevant it still is.

I wish I’d read chessterton book ages ago, it’s easy to read, clear, written with humour and sarcasm at times and it made me think and change my views on things I never really stopped and thought about. It should be said of Chesterton that he was challenging eugenics when few others were.

Chesterton, theologian, philosopher, poet, journalist, etc. It was the Capitalist State raiding those whom it had trampled and deserted in every sort of den, like outlaws or broken men. 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 challenge anyone regardless of their political persuasion. It took great courage to speak out when he did.


He’s not just an engaging author and a master of logic, he’s a voice for comm The thing that impressed me most about this book, aside from Chesterton’s genius at writing with paradoxes, was how relevant it still is.

On the one hand it was said that the State could provide homes and meals for all; on the other it was answered that this could only be done by State evilss who would inspect houses and regulate meals. But I do hope we’re listening now, and so I’ll allow Chesterton’s andd to speak for themselves for the remainder of this review.

And the creed that really is levying tithes and capturing schools, the creed that eugeniics is enforced by fine and imprisonment, the creed that really is proclaimed not in sermons but in statutes, and spread not by pilgrims but by policemen—that creed is the great but disputed system of thought eugenic began with Evolution and has ended in Eugenics.

Eugenics and other Evils

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 can be read free online at the following. No trivia or quizzes yet.

They have different names, but the concepts are still there. But he would be equally horrified about the way his “wrong kind of socialism” with inspectors instead of bread and bewildering laws designed to be impossible to comply chestrton unless you’re rich became conventional wisdom of a conservative.

A marvellous web of paradoxes! Chesterton can be frustratingly obtuse and then suddenly brilliantly clear.

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

May 14, Carl Hesler rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 13, Thomas rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. Interesting, frightening, very important to rugenics and learn the history about. And I have no plausible excuse. But there was a very spirited and vigorous effort to eliminate liberty, by means of an entirely new crop of crude regulations and interferences. 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.


Wilson said, of imitation and remembrance. I am still processing his arguments and expect to re-read this at some point. I read quite a few Father Brown stories about ten years ago. But Chesterton was beyond intelligent.

Lists with Wvils Book. This book, like Chesterton’s Orthodoxy, is a collection of arguments and speeches given in response to the assertions of leading eugenics supporters in England in the s.

Preview — Eugenics and Other Evils by G. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Transcript of a lecture from the American Chesterton Society on the significance eugeenics this book, and on the link between eugenics and abortion: Feb 23, Johanna rated it really liked it Shelves: He knew his was a needed prophetic voice The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt.

Not to be outdone, judges and physicians called for those principles to be enshrined into law.

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

He represented the absolute best side of cynicism and while he may have been a cynic, Chesterton was not a pessimist. I’m kind of on a Chesterton kick–don’t know if you noticed–but I’m still trying to sort his ideas out. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists. If a gross injustice appeared disguised in scientific lingo and talk of progress, would I recognize it for what it is? Be the first to ask a question about Eugenics and Other Evils. Aug 13, Nicole rated it really liked it.