From eugenics campaigns to population control programs, the "prophets" of antihumanism have expounded their message of humans as destroyers throughout history. At an AEI event on Thursday, Robert Zubrin of The New Atlantis exposed the deadly consequences of antihumanist ideology during a discussion of his provocative new book, "Merchants of Despair."
Zubrin's latest work is particularly groundbreaking, noted Ken Green of AEI, for its artful placement of today's antihumanist forces — the environmental movement's pseudo-sciences — within a historical context spanning two centuries.
Zubrin himself did not mince words as he traced antihumanism's genesis, the catastrophes it has wrought and the dangers it presents for the future. Zubrin warned that in its conception of humans as destroyers, antihumanism poses a great threat to humanity, setting the stage for constraints on liberty and opening the door to tyranny. To protect ourselves, he argued, we must uphold a view of humans as creators, an outlook that values life and that will preserve humanity for years to come.
-- Elizabeth DeMeo
Humanity once looked in the mirror and saw something precious, worth protecting and fighting for -- indeed, worth liberating. But now we are beset on all sides by propaganda promoting a radically different viewpoint: that humans are endangering the earth’s natural order.
“Merchants of Despair,” by leading thinker Robert Zubrin, traces the pedigree of antihumanist ideology and exposes its deadly consequences in startling detail. The book names the chief prophets and promoters of antihumanism over the last two centuries and exposes the worst crimes perpetrated by the movement, including eugenics campaigns in the U.S. and genocidal antidevelopment and population-control programs around the world.
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