By Dan Stone
Earlier than the 1st international battle there existed an highbrow turmoil in Britain as nice as any in Germany, France or Russia, because the debates over Nietzsche and eugenics within the context of early modernism show. With the increase of fascism after 1918, those debates turned extra ideologically pushed, with technological know-how and vitalist philosophy being hailed in a few quarters as saviors from bourgeois decadence, vituperated in others as heralding the onset of barbarism. Breeding Superman seems at a number of of the best Nietzscheans and eugenicists, and demanding situations the long-cherished trust that British intellectuals have been essentially bored with race. the result's a examine of radical principles that are conventionally written out of histories of the politics and tradition of the interval.
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