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Darwinian Racism

Eric Metaxas and Richard Weikart Spotlight Darwinian Racism

Today’s ID the Future brings listeners a lively conversation between radio host and bestselling author Eric Metaxas and historian Richard Weikart about Weikart’s new book, Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Read More ›
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Darwinian Racism

Darwinian Racism Webinar, Pt. 2

Today’s ID the Future features the second half of a recent webinar spotlighting historian Richard Weikart and his new book, Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism. Here Weikart fields questions from the webinar audience. Read More ›
The Biology of the Second Reich

New Film Explores Social Darwinist Roots of World War I

New Film Explores Social Darwinist Roots of World War I
The Biology of the 2nd Reich debuts August, 18th 2014

SEATTLE The Biology of the 2nd Reich, a new 14-minute documentary, tells the little-known story of the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism leading up to World War I, including an exploration of the German military’s genocidal policies in Southwest Africa.

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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 ›

Does Darwinism Devalue Human Life?

[Note: This article first appeared in The Human Life Review 30, 2 (Spring 2004): 29-37.] A number of years ago two intelligent students surprised me in a class discussion by defending the proposition that Hitler was neither good nor evil. Though I kept my composure, I was horrified. One of the worst mass murderers in history wasn’t evil? How could Read More ›