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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Chesferton makes a clear and powerful reasoning for keeping the grasping government’s hand out of the individual’s most private life. A bit lengthy, but compelling none the less. It is an amazing takedown of the entire basis of eugenic thought as well as a profound argument against unregulated capitalism.

So many of the issues he grapples with here personal liberty, the state, socialism evi,s. Jun 13, Athens rated it really liked it. Educators as prominent as Charles Elliot, President of Harvard University, promoted it as a solution to social ills. After reading that opening paragraph I’ll bet that you want to kick me as well for not having read Chesterton earlier in my career. I’m kind of on a Chesterton kick–don’t know if you noticed–but I’m still trying to sort his ideas out.

Eugenics was the inspiration of that madonna of death, Margaret Sanger. Feb 04, John Gardner rated it it was amazing Shelves: I greatly admire Chesterton and his contemporaries for recognizing eugenics for the monster it was, and without the benefit of hindsight. It’s amazing how many topics that Chesterton tackled are still with us today. Published October 20th by Inkling Books first published In short, people decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad.

I’m acquiring his habits without the skill. After seeing the damage done over the past decades, I cannot see any secular moral framework being worth much compared to Christianity’s. Don’t be fooled by the age of this book; the eugenics movement has not gone away, it has just changed its shape and name. That is the best that can be said for Capitalism.


In spite of his literary accomplishments, he considered himself primarily a journalist. It took great courage to speak out when he did. On the contrary, he thunders against eugenics, ranking it one of the great evils of modern society.

Where are you going? Chesterton lays out the evils, shows why and how they are evil, and how they can be overcome by using the light of Christianity inform decisions and direction. Rather than bypassing intelligent discourse which may be uncomfortable at times in favor of a superficial examination and quick fixes, we should exercise our brains a little more often — yes, I said ‘should’.

Chesterton’s Warning – The American Interest

That at which we look will be a dead thing alive with its own parasites. Jun 11, D. It was decided to do everything that had ever been denounced in Socialism, and nothing that had ever been desired in it…we proceeded to prove that it was possible to sacrifice liberty without gaining equality….

Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same. Feb 02, Giedre rated it really liked it. Chesterton can be frustratingly obtuse and then suddenly brilliantly clear. 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.

But it is something to be chesteeton for it; eugeincs a man is a little freer in that corrupt prison than he would be in a complete prison.

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

Trivia About Eugenics and Othe Indeed, there was not the faintest attempt to gain equality, least of all economic equality. I read quite a few Father Brown cheaterton about ten years ago. The common misconception is that they died with Nazism, but even a cursory glance at the social and political landscape proves that to be false. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Some examples are dated, but the language and concepts involved are not. They have different names, but the concepts are still there. I am still processing his arguments and expect to re-read this at some point.

He will be cross-examined for his opinions about the danger of allowing Kamskatka to have a war-fleet, but not about allowing his own child to have a wooden sword. And no, I don’t really know any Latin.

Eugenics and Other Evils: Say to them ‘Murder your mother,’ and they sit up quite suddenly. Don’t be fooled by the title or how old this book is. The world powers namely big financiers such as Soros, and the governments of the European countries, either socialist or rightist have taken control of the U. Dutcher rated it it was amazing Shelves: He wrote a hundred books, contributions to more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horsefive plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown.

I chestergon to read more of his works.

Eugenics and Other Evils – Christian Classics Ethereal Library

May 14, Carl Hesler rated it liked it Shelves: 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 eygenics their political persuasion.

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 simply destroyed such individual liberties as remained among its victims. This book is very bold, especially at a time when even U.