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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Educators as prominent as Charles Elliot, President of Harvard University, promoted it as a solution to social ills.

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 popu ENGLISH: People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late.

He wrote a hundred books, contributions to more, ans of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horsefive plays, five novels, otner some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown.

Trivia About Eugenics and Othe Aug 13, Nicole rated it really liked it. Apr 24, Skylar Burris rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Apr 06, Jeremy Egerer rated it it was amazing. Socialism and Capitalism are both, Chesterton argues, types of prisons, but at least in the prison of Capitalism, there is more chance of escape.

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

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. Yet I never picked anyth Bloody amazing. And there was always the indirect Chesterton quote that the very famous personality Michael Palin eventually delivered during the opening segment of the Ripping Yarns series. Chesterton “he was a man of colossal genius”– he most certainly was. I am thankful that G. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Say to them “Murder your mother,” and they sit up quite suddenly. The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt.

A woman viewed as baby-factory “protected” by police from herself and for the benefit of her rich and powerful masters is exactly the dystopian vision he did his best to warn against in his book. Lists with This Othet. The reader comes away appreciating Chesterton’s rather prophetic denunciation of this “Prussian” issue which gained a following in England and beyond, but this book does not limit itself to one topic. Paperbackpages. 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 While abortion is mentioned only once in Chesterton’s book, the author is clearly concerned about what eugenic philosophy could mean for the unborn ” they seek his life to take it away”.

And they are utterly incapable of translating otber one into the other, however obviously they eugenicw the same thing.

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I have several of these empty, unlined notebooks filled, and have broken tradition with Chesterton in not actually keeping track. Or perhaps I’ve been up too long.

That is the best that can be said for Cheesterton. With this book, come for the intriguing period evaluation of eugenics, but stay for an evaluation of early twentieth century society that is strikingly relevant nearly one hundred years later.

I eugencis under the impression that this was a book about eugenics, and it was — but it was also a beautiful defense of property rights, a powerful ans on plutocratic elitism, and an unusually compassionate statement about the dignity and difficult position of the post-Victorian working poor. 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 He would not want an overturn of Roe v.


It’s a “plague on both your houses” book. It is an amazing takedown of the entire basis of eugenic thought as well as a profound argument against unregulated capitalism. Feb 17, Mary rated it really liked it. It’s another classic of Chesterton’s, well worth reading.

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: It is Chesterton’s aptness for criticizing, what may seem, both sides of an argument along with his ability to induce laughter while seriously examining the issues that makes him immanently readable. I’ve written before of the connection between eugenics and Planned Parenthood whose founder, Margaret Sanger, was a member of the American Eugenics Society.

I am still processing his arguments and expect to re-read this at some point. And we think eugenics is a bad joke. That at which we look will be a dead thing alive with its own parasites.

It simply destroyed such individual liberties as remained among its victims. I enjoyed this book. I often disagree with his oother and outcomes of his thinking, but the thinking itself is something to behold.

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. 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 fugenics equality….