“The Biology of the Second Reich: Social Darwinism and the Origins of World War 1”

“The Biology of the Second Reich: Social Darwinism and the Origins of World War 1” July 11, 2015

 

WW I gas masks with US soldiers
American soldiers with gas masks in the First World War 
(Click to enlarge.)

 

I highly recommend a look at this fourteen-minute film, available for free on YouTube:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n900e80R30

 

I saw it this morning at FreedomFest in Las Vegas.

 

It’s a fascinating venture into an aspect of intellectual history with which I was unfamiliar.  As I commented earlier today, I knew that Social Darwinism was a major tributary leading to National Socialism, but I hadn’t realized how important it was as a factor in World War One.

 

 

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