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Eugenics And Other Evils

  • This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography.

    Publisher : MobileReference.com
    published : 2008
  • When the concept of eugenics -- the practice of selecting for desirable traits in the larger population by encouraging gifted and/or attractive people to breed -- began to take hold in the early twentieth century, British thinker and writer G.K. Chesterton took a stance contrary to that of many intellectuals of the period and denounced it as evil in...

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2015
  • G. K. Chesterton?s highly influential treatise on one of the most controversial topics of the early twentieth century When G. K. Chesterton first published Eugenics and Other Evils in 1922, he seemed to be the lone voice of reason against the fashionable concept of selectively breeding a population for ?desirable? traits. Though later generations...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2015
  • Mr. Chesterton's long essay on eugenics and other evils was written in 1922, just a few years after the close of the 'Great War.' This war was not yet known as World War I, and it could not then be imagined that a greater calamity could be possible. Chesterton ends with the acidic observation that if his readers don't believe how toxic materialistic...

    Publisher : Start Classics
    published : 2014
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