The reviewers that insist this work is “ludicrous,” a “smear,” or a “hatchet job” are wrong; it is none of these.
Although the designation of Huxley as Darwin’s “bulldog” is well known, acolyte is a more appropriate term and here’s why.
This stands the standard historiography and received wisdom concerning the development of modern evolutionary theory on its head.
Darwin was unquestionably a racist, arguing that civilization would advance even at the cost of inevitable racial extermination.
The University of Sheffield’s teaching and research handbook has declared Charles Darwin a “racist.”