The War on Humans [NOOK Book]

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The environmental movement has helped produce significant improvements in the world around us—from cleaner air to the preservation of natural wonders such as Yellowstone. But in recent years, environmental activists have arisen who regard humans as Public Enemy #1. In this provocative e-book, Wesley J. Smith exposes efforts by radical activists to reduce the human population by up to 90% and to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and Mother Earth. Smith argues that the ultimate victims of this misanthropic ...
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The War on Humans

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Overview

The environmental movement has helped produce significant improvements in the world around us—from cleaner air to the preservation of natural wonders such as Yellowstone. But in recent years, environmental activists have arisen who regard humans as Public Enemy #1. In this provocative e-book, Wesley J. Smith exposes efforts by radical activists to reduce the human population by up to 90% and to grant legal rights to animals, plants, and Mother Earth. Smith argues that the ultimate victims of this misanthropic crusade will be the poorest and most vulnerable among us, and he urges us to defend both human dignity and the natural environment before it is too late.
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Visiting Scholar, University of Colorado, Boulder - Steven Hayward
It used to be said of certain kinds of scientific utopians that they loved humanity, but didn't like any actual humans. Now many scientific utopians don't even like humanity. Wesley Smith grasps the dangerous paradox of thinkers whose first step in exalting nature is to attack human nature. In order for nature to have "rights," it has become necessary for humans to have none... We owe much to Wesley Smith for keeping vigil against this deeply anti-human strain of modern thought...."
Syndicated Columnist - Nat Hentoff
Smith has... written a riveting expose of this multi-dimensional assault on human beings that for life saving reasons—I kid you not—must be read by human beings beyond their political, religious, and all other affiliations.
Novelist - Dean Koontz
Within the world of benign and admirable conservation and ecological-awareness organizations, an irrational and misanthropic ideology has metastasized that in its fanaticism is as dangerous as the fascist and communist crusades of the past century. In The War on Humans, Wesley Smith succinctly exposes the "philosophy" and the aims of this movement, cites its deep unreason, and brilliantly extrapolates the horrors inevitable should it triumph.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148324591
  • Publisher: Discovery Institute
  • Publication date: 2/7/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 515,321
  • File size: 1,012 KB

Meet the Author

Named by National Journal as one of America’s leading experts in the area of bioethics, attorney Wesley J. Smith is a Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and the previous author of books such as A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement, Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World, and Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America. Smith also writes the popular Human Exceptionalism blog at National Review Online.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Frightening but also engrossing. Lawyer Wesley Smith chronicles

    Frightening but also engrossing. Lawyer Wesley Smith chronicles the extreme anti-human agenda of a growing number of public officials, journalists, movie-makers, and environmental activists. Proposals once considered extreme (like legal rights for plants) are now becoming common place in Switzerland, South America, and even the United States. Smith appreciates and applauds the many good contributions of environmentalism (and agrees that we should treat animals humanely), but he shows how pernicious to human flourishing the new effort to demonize humanity as a "cancer on the planet" will be. Anyone interested in public policy or environmental politics will want to read this. The book also contains a link to a free documentary of the same name featuring Smith.

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