From David Klinghoffer at ENST:
The newly launched podcast Great Minds with Michael Medved goes where few other podcasts would dare to tread. On a new episode, Medved talks with historian Richard Weikart about the clear intellectual and genealogical links between the thought of Charles Darwin and that of Adolf Hitler. Weikart, a meticulous scholar, traces the connection in his book From Darwin to Hitler, demonstrating that Darwin’s theory is tainted at its origins. This is an aspect of history that most historians won’t tell you about.
It’s timely for me because over the weekend my family went to see Darkest Hour, about the crucial moment of decision for Great Britain under Winston Churchill — whether to appease Hitler and seek peace, or to risk absolutely everything and fight. The movie is amazing, the best film I’ve seen in a while. It struck me that the tidal wave of evil unleased by Nazi Germany, which the Allies were able to defeat once America entered the war, can in a certain respect be explained as the working out of the ideas, evolutionary ideas, that we cover here. More.
Program is here.
Of course Nazism is rooted in a Darwinian view of life. Few things are easier to demonstrate. But it is one of those fact bases that get howled down by people who don’t want to confront where their philosophy of life has been and can so easily return.
See also: Webinar Saturday: Richard Weikart on “The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life”
Richard Weikart asks Christian Darwinists some pretty obvious questions (2012)