Paul Crook

Paul Crook has a Ph.D. from London University and a Doctorate of Letters from the University of Queensland. He has published widely on Anglo-American history and Darwinian themes. His books include Benjamin Kidd: Portrait of a Social Darwinist; Darwinism, War and History; Darwin’s Coat-Tails: Essays on Social Darwinism and  Grafton Elliot Smith: Egyptology and the Diffusion of Culture. He is presently investigating the response of British intellectuals to secularization in the 1920s and 1930s.

Recent Posts

September 1, 2015 in Biology

Social Darwinism: Myth and Reality

When I first encountered Social Darwinism as a student, my first reaction, I’m afraid, was something like this: Oh, Social Darwinism, wasn’t that used to justify ruthless capitalism, militarism, imperialism…
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