Buchanan, Windchy, Darwin and Marx
Some of the other blogs out there have been mentioning that Pat Buchanan has opined about Darwin. Not given to original thought, all Buchanan has done is summarized what he terms “a splendid little book” by Eugene G. Windchy called The End of Darwinism: And How a Flawed and Disastrous Theory Was Stolen and Sold. When I read
“Karl Marx loved Darwinism,” writes Windchy. “To him, survival of the fittest as the source of progress justified violence in bringing about social and political change, in other words, the revolution.”
“Darwin suits my purpose,” Marx wrote.
I stopped reading. I mean, we’ve been through this many times before. Apparently Windchy was the U.S. Information Agency’s Assistant Science Adviser in the 1960’s. Clearly his research skills are negligible, but his skills as a propagandist are clearly coming in useful.