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About 300 Stanford students converged on downtown Palo Alto today and briefly shut down University Avenue with a die-in, to protest the unjust decision in Ferguson.
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Protesting for Disruption’s Sake

Disruption can be an effective protest tactic if limited and carefully targeted. But disruption seems to have been the ultimate purpose of the recent “Ferguson” eruptions — and I am referring not to the rioters but to the nonviolent marchers who closed down bridges, stopped trains, and blocked traffic. We all know why the protesters are upset. Grand juries refused Read More ›

The Biology of the Second Reich

The Biology of the Second Reich

This award-winning 14-minute documentary tells the little-known story of the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism leading up to World War 1, including an exploration of the German military’s genocidal policies in Southwest Africa (modern Namibia). The video features the work of California State University historian Richard Weikart, author of the book From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, Read More ›

Biology of the Second Reich - Trailer

Biology of the Second Reich Trailer

Trailer for the upcoming documentary The Biology of the Second Reich featuring historian Richard Weikart. Learn more at www.darwintohitler.com

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The Second World War

Review of From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany

To most Germans, Hitler never appeared to be an evildoer, and thus subsequent attempts to portray him as a fanatical madman betray a misunderstanding of the epoch in which he ruled, Weikart argues. Instead, Hitler was very much a man of his age. The moral justifications for the evil he unleashed were developed long before he rose to power. Weikart Read More ›

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Tumbleweed On Road In Desert
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Facts to the Wind

Sunday, February 17 at 9:00 PBS viewers will be treated to an historical account of the famous Scopes Trial called Monkey Trial. According to the advance billing, “Monkey Trial explores the dramatic moment when a new fault line opened in society as scientific discoveries began to challenge the literal truth of the Bible. Often humorous and at times frightening, the Read More ›