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Eugenics and Other Evils

G. K. Chesterton

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Most Eugenists are Euphemists. I mean merely that short words startle them, while long words soothe them. And they are utterly incapable of translating the one into the other, however obviously they mean the same thing. Say to them "The persuasive and even coercive powers of the citizen should enable him to make sure that the burden of longevity in the previous generation does not become disproportionate and intolerable, especially to the females"; say this to them and they will sway slightly to and fro like babies sent to sleep in cradles. Say to them "Murder your mother," and they sit up quite suddenly. Yet the two sentences, in cold logic, are exactly the same. (Summary by Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:12