6 weeks. $100. Have you ever wondered how a society comes to openly discuss the sale of aborted baby parts, 'aborting' children even after they are born, or calculating the worth of a person based on how many more years he is expected to live? Why are children with birth defects aborted at extremely high rates--upward to 90%?
This course will track the philosophies and ideologies that have brought us to our current state, beginning with Thomas Malthus in 1800 and ending in our current day with contemporary examples that show that the answer to this question is the answer to other questions such as, "Why do we ration care for the old?", etc.
Expect to do a lot of reading in this course--much of it available on the web. This is a guided tour through the culture of death by Anthony Horvath, previous president of Wisconsin Lutherans for Life (2011-2012) and Director of Policy Intersections Research Center.
- Roots and Fruits: The Conquest of America by the Culture of Death by Anthony Horvath
- Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy of Life by Alfred Hoche and Karl Binding
- Eugenics and Other Evils by G.K. Chesterton
- The Pivot of Civilization by Margaret Sanger
Use this link to buy these four books all together at a 30% discount. (Some of these can be found online, for free, or on Kindle.)
- Teacher: Anthony Horvath