The Death of Humanity (Hardcover)

and the Case for Life

By Richard Weikart

Salem Books, 9781621574897, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2016

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Do you believe human life is inherently valuable? Unfortunately, in the secularized age of state-sanctioned euthanasia and abortion-on-demand, many are losing faith in the simple value of human life. To the disillusioned, human beings are a cosmic accident whose intrinsic value is worth no more than other animals.

The Death of Humanity explores our culture's declining respect for the sanctity of human life, drawing on philosophy and history to reveal the dark road ahead for society if we lose our faith in human life.

About the Author

RICHARD WEIKART is professor of modern European history at California State University, Stanislaus, and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture. He has published numerous scholarly articles, as well as four previous books, including From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany. His book Hitler's Religion will be published in 2016. He has appeared in several documentaries, including Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. In addition to scholarly journals, his work has been featured and discussed in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, National Review, Christianity Today, World magazine, Breakpoint, Citizen, various radio shows, and other venues.