“There have been many attempts to provide the key to Hitler's world of ideas but Richard Weikart has succeeded in revealing what must be the central element in any understanding of Hitler's world view. The terrible paradox at the heart of the Third Reich, that biological utopia could only be created by intense physical suffering and violence, now has a proper explanation. What seemed to others bizarrely immoral appeared to Hitler an honorable duty.”--Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, UK
Richard Weikart is a Professor of Modern European History at California State University, Stanislaus. He has published three previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler and his prize-winning dissertation, Socialist Darwinism. He has also published numerous essays on social Darwinism in anthologies and leading journals, such as German Studies Review, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Isis.
Hitler remains the most evil man of the 20th century, so is there anything new to say about him? The author of this new book, Weikart, thinks so, and articulates the thesis that... Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Dr. P. R. Lewis
What all of the creationist types are missing here is this: Darwin himself never espoused anything remotely like "Social Darwinism" or eugenics. Read morePublished on August 20, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Hitler's Ethic is important reading for anyone who wants to understand this critical event in the last century. Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by The Professor
For the record, Darwin's books were BANNED in Nazi Germany - burned even, according to some historians. Read morePublished on June 14, 2011 by Mike Fontanelli
In his latest clumsily disingenuous work of fiction, Richard Weikart (senior fellow at the Center for Science and Culture of the intelligent design creationist "Discovery... Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Epigenomical