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Breeding superman : Nietzsche, race and eugenics in Edwardian and interwar Britain

Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before the First World War there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France or Russia, as the debates over Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early modernism reveal. With the rise of fascism after 1918, these debates became more ideologically driven, with science and vitalist philosophy being hailed in some quarters as saviours from bourgeois decadence, vituperated in others  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Stone
ISBN: 0853239878 0853239975 9780853239970 9780853239871
OCLC Number: 929365700
Description: 1 online resource (x, 197 p)
Contents: Introduction : the extremes of Englishness --
Oscar Levy : a Nietzschean vision --
Anthony Mario Ludovici : a 'light-weight Superman' --
Nietzsche and eugenics --
Race and eugenics --
The 'lethal chamber' in eugenic thought --
Conclusion : from 'underman' to 'underclass.'
Responsibility: Dan Stone.

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Before the First World War there existed an intellectual turmoil in Britain as great as any in Germany, France or Russia, as the debates over Nietzsche and eugenics in the context of early modernism  Read more...

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