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Hitler’s Ethic

The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress

Authors: Weikart, R.

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In this book, Weikart helps unlock the mystery of Hitler's evil by vividly demonstrating the surprising conclusion that Hitler's immorality flowed from a coherent ethic. Hitler was inspired by evolutionary ethics to pursue the utopian project of biologically improving the human race.

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RICHARD WEIKART Professor of Modern European History at California State University, Stanislaus, USA. He has published three previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler and his prize-winning dissertation, Socialist Darwinism. He has also published numerous essays on social Darwinism in anthologies and leading journals, such as German Studies Review, Journal of the History of Ideas, and Isis.

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'There have been many attempts to provide the key to Hitler's world of ideas but Richard Weikart has succeeded in revealing what must be the central element in any understanding of Hitler's world view. The terrible paradox at the heart of the Third Reich, that biological utopia could only be created by intense physical suffering and violence, now has a proper explanation. What seemed to others bizarrely immoral appeared to Hitler an honourable duty.' - Richard Overy, Professor of History, University of Exeter, UK


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hitler’s Ethic
Book Subtitle
The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Richard Weikart
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62398-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230623989
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61807-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38073-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-11273-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 254
Topics