Eugenics and Other Evils has ratings and 64 reviews. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton The Complete. This amazingly prophetic book demonstrates how a philosophy of eugenics would lead not only to Nazi Eugenics and Other Evils. $ by G.K. Chesterton. G.K. Chesterton didn’t fall for the lure of the “eugenists” in his day; nor should we in ours. Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against.

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I often disagree with his premises and outcomes of his thinking, but cesterton thinking itself is something to behold. Provocative stuff, particularly in today’s political climate.

Paperbackpages. In short, people decided that it was impossible to achieve any of the good of Socialism, but they comforted themselves by achieving all the bad. Few writers can make me feel so utterly uneducated and dimwitted as Chesterton can. Chesterton’s spiritual vision is piercing, able to see through many arguments and positions to correctly identify the moral dangers and evils behind.

I chose a “current issue” which lies at the intersection of the topics which most interest me: Aug 22, Manuel Alfonseca rated it liked it. The book is amazingly prophetic.

Eugenics and Other Evils

Say to them “The persuasive and even coercive powers of the citizen should enable him to make sure that the burden of longevity in the previous generation does not become disproportionate and intolerable, especially to the females”; say this to them and they will sway slightly to and fro like babies anr to sleep in cradles. Chesterton was equally at ease with literary and social criticism, history, politics, economics, philosophy, and theology.


Don’t be fooled by the title or how old this book is. There is a good argument for Distributism in the last couple of chapters in this book that are well worth reading for anyone. Wilson said, of imitation and remembrance. That is the best that can be otherr for Capitalism.

Chesterton’s Warning – The American Interest

Chesterton was ahead of his time, writing during the early 20th chestertonn, Chesterton would not live to see the horrors that eugenic ideals can lead to; viz. Chesterton was ahead of his time, Chesterton was a literary genius. Luther Burbank and other scientists promoted Eugenics.

Indeed, Chesterton even began to note this himself, a hundred years ago. In reality, it was a very good joke, an evil joke, but skillful, and we are the punchline, though it turned out to be more indiscriminate than was originally intended. Eugenics and Other Evils was published back in at the beginning of the last century and here we are almost a century later still wrangling over these same issues and heading down the same wrong road, still can’t get it right. Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same” Jun 21, Kirk rated it it was amazing.

Chesterton up until now. In fact, Eugenics, which at the time Chesterton was writing was a capitalist conspiracy to keep the lower classes controlled, is now a capitalist conspiracy to keep the world population controlled. It’s amazing how many topics that Chesterton tackled are still with us today.

They have now added all the bureaucratic tyrannies of a Socialist state to the old plutocratic tyrannies of a Capitalist State. Refresh and try again. Many are calling for a culling of the human race, and where else would they start but with the sick and disabled.

That was the question I had in mind as I started this book. It’s something someone intelligent could write today and you would think ‘Damn, why didn’t I think of this before, how could I be so blind? Quotes from Eugenics and Othe Dec 03, Alex rated it really liked it.


Yet the sentences say just the same thing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This book, Eugenics and Other Evils, is about what it says it’s about, which is odd enough, as Chesterton stays remarkably and uncharacteristically on topic. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. Here are a few excerpts that stuck out to me as I read: If one is familiar with the Eugenics argument, then Eugenics and Other Evils is well worth reading.

So I thought all I had written irrelevant, and put it out of my mind. Feb 23, Johanna rated it really liked it Shelves: He wrote a hundred books, contributions to more, hundreds of poems, including the epic Ballad of the White Horsefive plays, five novels, and some two hundred short stories, including a popular series featuring the priest-detective, Father Brown.

Published October 20th by Inkling Books first published But it was not the Socialist State regulating those whom it fed, like children or even like convicts. Some examples are dated, but the language and concepts involved are not. A timeless treasure that is even more relevant today than then. But say to them, in a simple, manly, hearty way “Let’s eat a man!