It is certainly startling to see the N-word cropping up in Darwin’s letters, but this is not the only place.
“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”
On the book’s 150th anniversary, a prestigious journal is catching up with Darwin critics.
The University of Sheffield’s teaching and research handbook has declared Charles Darwin a “racist.”
O’Connell and Ruse’s failure to engage deeply and fully with the historiography of this question makes it hard to take their effort seriously.