The year so far has delivered a stunning lesson in the fragility of freedom and of civilization.
Jonathan Wells notes that a figure in the totalitarian tradition was influenced by evolution from a very early age.
Atomization is the radical isolation of each individual from every other individual. Atomization breaks the bonds that hold society in its traditional shape.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.
Hannah Arendt was the leading philosopher of totalitarianism in the 20th century. She explicitly links totalitarian ideology to Darwinism.