From the March/April, 2010 issue of Touchstone
evolution Life’s Furor by Joe Keysor

Life’s Furor

Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress
by Richard Weikart
Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(254 pages, $79.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Joe Keysor

This book provides an invaluable antidote to fuzzy thinking about the Hitler-Darwin link and the Nazi dictator’s relation to Christianity. Neither an attack on Darwinism nor a defense of Christianity, it emphasizes that Hitler was neither a nihilist who delighted only in destruction, nor a cynical opportunist, but that he had a real system of ethics in which conventional evils became right, just, and good, if only they served the evolutionary advance of the human race.

Weikart does not “claim in this book to provide a comple . . .


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