Darwin, Marx, and Freud are largely responsible for elaborating the outlook that sought to replace the Western theistic view.
Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer.
“Strange that it may seem, Darwin plays a central role in this drama. Karl Marx himself credited Darwin with much of his basic insight into human history.”
Nineteenth-century Darwinism was much more than a revolutionary scientific theory.
The year so far has delivered a stunning lesson in the fragility of freedom and of civilization.