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Kresta in the Afternoon – November 24, 2021 – Hour 2

What were the Darwinian foundations of Hitler’s ideology? We talk with Richard Weikart.

Kresta Comments: What Hitler Believed

The Foundations of Hitler’s Ideology

Darwin’s Origin of Species was published on this day in 1859.  Darwin’s theory has had a revolutionary impact on ethics and morality, and that impact was seen explicitly in Nazi ideology and the rise of eugenics. We’ll talk about it with Richard Weikart.

Richard Weikart is emeritus professor of history at Stanislaus State University. He’s the author of several books including Hitler’s Religion: The twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich and From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany. Visit him at

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