Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Video: The Biology of the Second Reich- Social Darwinism and the Origins of World War I

This 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, and Racism in Germany (Palgrave Macmillan). [1]

You can learn more about Weikart's work here.

Courage and Godspeed,

1. Text originally found here.

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