Publisher description for Hitler's ethic : the Nazi pursuit of evolutionary progress / Richard Weikart.


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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. This ethic underlay or influenced almost every major feature of Nazi policy: eugenics (i.e., measures to improve human heredity, including compulsory sterilization), euthanasia, racism, population expansion, offensive warfare, and racial extermination.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945 -- Philosophy.
Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945 -- Political and social views.
Eugenics -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Ethics, Evolutionary.
National socialism -- Philosophy.
Germany -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.