There was a time when humanity seemed in the mirror and observed anything precious, really worth guarding and battling for – certainly, well worth liberating. But now we are beset on all sides by propaganda selling a radically distinct viewpoint. According to this thought, human beings are a most cancers on the Earth, a species whose aspirations and appetites are endangering the organic buy. This is the core of anti-humanism.
Merchants of Despair traces the pedigree of this ideology and exposes its lethal repercussions in startling and horrifying detail. The ebook names the main prophets and promoters of anti-humanism over the very last two hundreds of years, from Thomas Malthus via Paul Ehrlich and Al Gore. It exposes the worst crimes perpetrated by the anti-humanist movement, such as eugenics campaigns in the United States and genocidal anti-improvement and populace-handle plans all around the world.
Combining riveting tales from background with potent policy arguments, Merchants of Despair provides scientific refutations to anti-humanism’s significant pseudo-scientific promises, like its modern day tirades towards nuclear electrical power, pesticides, population growth, biotech food items, useful resource depletion, industrial development, and, most just lately, dread-mongering about worldwide warming. Retailers of Despair exposes this hazardous agenda and tends to make the definitive scientific and moral case in opposition to it.
Dr. Robert Zubrin (Lakewood, CO) is president of Pioneer Astronautics and also president of the Mars Society. For several many years he worked as a senior engineer for Lockheed Martin. He is the creator of the critically acclaimed nonfiction books The Circumstance for Mars, Moving into Room, Mars on Earths, Energy Victory the science fiction novels The Holy Land and First Landing and articles or blog posts in Scientific American, The New Atlantis, The New York Instances, The Washington Publish, Mechanical Engineering, and The American Enterprise. He has appeared on key media, like CNN, CSPAN, BBC, Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC, and NPR.