Meet Richard Weikart
Professor & Author Richard WeikartSenior Fellow | Center for Science and Culture
Emeritus Professor of History at California State University, Stanislaus
Author of From Darwin to Hitler, Hitler’s Ethic: The Nazi Pursuit of Evolutionary Progress, Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Ideas that Drove the Third Reich and The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life.
Earned the biennial prize of the Forum for History of Human Sciences for his dissertation.
His revised dissertation, Socialist Darwinism: Evolution in German Socialist Thought from Marx to Bernstein, was published in 1999.
His book, From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany, documents the influence of naturalistic evolution on ethical thought, euthanasia, militarism, racism, and ultimately Hitler’s ideology. It was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2004. For more information on this book, visit darwintohitler.com.
Weikart’s Lecture Series: “From Darwin to Hitler” lecture delivered at the University of California San Diego is available here.
He has lectured at many universities and other venues in the US and Europe. He also has been interviewed on dozens of radio shows, podcasts, and TV, and appeared in seven documentaries, including Expelled. Some of his lectures and interviews are available on YouTube.
Remembering E. O. Wilson and Sociobiology
Richard Weikart on Scientific Racism and the War on Humanity