How the Nazis Embraced Environmentalism: An excerpt from Rupert Darwall’s ‘Green Tyranny’
“Mankind’s subservience to the commands of nature provides the connecting thread between Nazism and modern day environmentalism and represents a radical rejection of the Enlightenment’s belief in progress. … Urbanized, industrialized man’s breach with nature is a recurrent theme. … The culture that gave rise to it existed before the rise of the Nazis and, as we shall see, though dormant in the three decades after 1945, would re-enter German politics in the late 1970s with environmentalism and anti-capitalism as two sides of the same coin.”
Originally published here at Encounter Books on 13 March 2019.