I have clearly argued in all my works that Hitler was an eclectic thinker who drew on many different intellectual influences — some of them contradictory.
The authors admit that Darwin was a racist who promoted racial struggle. They are likely to infuriate quite a few people of varying persuasions.
Whatever else might be said of Ruse and his work, like all his books this one is worth having on the shelf.
Ruse’s chronological snobbery might be forgiven if the claims he makes for Darwinism can be unequivocally substantiated.
For Ruse, “Darwin is like Moses” who “led his children [himself among them] to the Promised Land but never got there himself.”