The Whitewashing

Darwin Apologists Obscure His Racism & Assist White Supremacists Today

In Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress (2009), University of California historian Richard Weikart demonstrated how the Nazis had developed an ethic based largely on applying Darwinian evolution principles to government. With racism very much in current news, he has followed up this year with Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism, which focuses on how the Nazis understood racism in explicitly Darwinian terms. Briefly, they believed that natural selection acting on random mutations during the Ice Age had made northern Europeans fitter for survival than other human groups.

Suppose a PR agency was hired to defend the view that the Nazis were...

 

is a Canadian journalist, author, and blogger. She blogs at Blazing Cat Fur, Evolution News & Views, MercatorNet, Salvo, and Uncommon Descent.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #62, Fall 2022 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo62/the-whitewashing

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